I haven’t been around this week, not online, and not in person! I’ve spent every single spare minute redoing the living room. Except we aren’t calling a living room anymore. Nope! It’s a library now!
I’ve repainted all the walls a nice, sunny yellow. We built and painted several new bookshelves. I moved all of the books in the living room to the new shelves so I could paint behind the old shelves, and now I have to move them all back. But as I move them back, I’m scanning them into the libib app. (I have another one, called Book Crawler, but libib is so much faster! And I have thousands of books. Bonus: It’s free!) I expect that I can use this catalog to (a) keep myself from buying multiple copies of the same title, (b) use our books more effectively for lessons, and (c) find the books when I actually want them! I have a plan involving colored sticky dots that will hopefully get books shelved properly. At the very least, it should make it easier to find the ones I want in the crowd!
These books have already been catalogued. It’s not many. And I have to bring in all the volumes in the school room, too. Oh, and lots of them can’t be scanned due to being old, so I have to manually enter those. You know what? You probably shouldn’t expect to see me much next week, either.
However, I will try to resume the making of a daily photograph. I did not pick up my camera all week, and that makes me a little sad.
In other news, I mentioned that I have not left home this week. Henry has been getting his Zantac somewhat sporadically (I can’t remember to give it to him twice a day!) but he’s been getting a nap every day at noon. He and Evie sleep for about two hours, and then he’s up until around 7:30, and he’s been sleeping much better! Is it the medicine, or is it the routine? I don’t know, but I do know that Friday and Saturday had me out running errands, and he fell asleep in the car both times, took a short nap, fell asleep again around dinner time, and then slept poorly all night. He’s down for his noon nap now, and if he sleeps well tonight, I think I’ll have my answers. Keep him up all morning so he’s tired enough for one good nap, then keep him up again until bedtime. It means I have to stay home most of the time, but that’s why God invented Amazon, right? If only I could get the groceries delivered.