Babaloo said to me, you should join Bookmooch, you can trade your own books for new ones and all you have to do is pay for the postage, and I thought, sure, I'm not going to get rid of my own books in order to get new ones, I'm trying to build up my own library. But she planted a seed in my brain anyway and today I went over to my bookcase to see if I had any books that I really did not care much about and that I would not miss if they were gone. Well, one thing led to another and pretty soon I has 36 books that I could easily live without.
I opened an account at Bookmooch and listed all the books I had picked out and then made a huge wish list of books I wanted myself. Pretty soon, requests started to come in for books that I had listed and I had a good look around and saw that there were books listed that I wanted also, so the trading began. I now have three requests for books that I own and I have put in four requests for books that I would like to have and the day isn't over yet.
I do need to figure out a good way to package the books and I used to be in the possession of padded envelopes, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the Exfactor has taken them, but hopefully there is some strong wrapping paper that was used as packaging material and if I can find that, I will be in good shape. So keep your fingers crossed for me while I set out on this new endeavor.
I am hoping, of course, that lots of the books on my wish list will become available, but one must have patience and see what shows up and check regularly and accept another book or two instead if it comes down to that.
In the meantime, you wouldn't believe how much of my time has gone into this and I have done nothing else all afternoon nonstop. Luckily, I'm very good at doing things like this and can be completely focused while I blank out the whole world around me and even forget to smoke a cigarette and drink my coffee. Jesker has had to take complete care of himself, as I have had no time to pay attention to him, accept to feed him just now. He is sound asleep on his blanket and I will walk him shortly.
I have not done the groceries after checking the supplies and seeing that we could eke out an existence until Monday, when I will also have to go to the post office and the pharmacy. Yes, I like to live dangerously on the edge and make everything last until the very last minute. I count each slice of bread. I do have 4 cans of soup, so I will not go hungry and neither will the animals. They will be provided for.
I keep thinking that today is Sunday, because things are so quiet around here and there is not much movement in the neighborhood, but then again, I haven't exactly been paying close attention, so it probably didn't quite penetrate my preoccupied mind. I'm glad I have another day off tomorrow, because this day has flown by and I feel that I didn't really participate much in it and take advantage of my time off. Well, I did, but I sure was busy doing it.
I need not have worried about being occupied, because I sure took care of that, didn't I? Just when I think I'll be bored out of my mind, some job presents itself and I am fully absorbed and oblivious of everything around me and no other thoughts enter my head. Maybe I should get a job as a data input worker in some obscure office where it doesn't matter what data I enter, as long as it keeps me occupied and it is the least bit interesting. I could take Jesker to work with me and walk him on my lunch break. We would like that a lot. Why can't I find a job like that? Have dog, will work.
It hasn't rained again all day, much to my disappointment and the sun was shining all day. It is nice for the tourists that flock the town and the outdoor cafés, but I think it is so cozy to sit inside and have a nice rain shower come down and refresh everything. Now the weather forecast says it will rain tomorrow, but I don't believe a word of it, because that's what they said about today. At least it's not so hot outside anymore and you can wear normal clothes, meaning sleeves and long pants.
I think I will take my patient dog for a walk and clean this place up a bit. There are some odds and ends lying around that need to be put away and in the trash. It does have to look as if someone cares around here and we all know that the animals aren't going to do it. I see I have a bunch of emails again. No doubt from Bookmooch. How very exciting. I hope the postage doesn't turn out to be too expensive and that I get a lot of books in return.
Have a great evening everyone. My dog is now staring at me, so I have to go.