Monday, September 25, 2006

Library

Today I received a bill for $529.47 from the university library for my overdue books. So I have been looking them because it would probably be a good idea to return them and pay only the fines. So far I have found:

Five of the seven books;
The casette tape player for which I searched for a month and which I finally replaced this past week-end;
The Celtic prayer books that have been missing since before I went to Iona and put them -- how bizarre -- in a pile of Celtic reading material in the living room;
The Iona Abbey and Nunnery guidebook that I wanted to show my father when he was here a few weeks ago;
My Macolm Miller guide to the windows of Chartres Cathedral;
40 pounds British in bills, which I think is only worth $20.

I thought maybe I would find my medium-sized gold hoop earrings, but no such luck.

SInce I don't feel like grading papers about ancient river civilizations, I think I'll take a drive and return the five books that I did find.

7 comments:

Paul said...

You got it backwards, Robin. 4o pounds UK is almost 80 dollars. I hope you didn' so a lot of shopping in Scotland.

Gannet Girl said...

Well, I knew it was one way or the other LOLOL! I guess I should have given it to the college student son-of-friends who left for his junior year in Scotland last week.

Cathy said...

I know it feels good to return those books - better to return them than pay that hefty bill. Hope you find the other 2!

Theresa Williams said...

See, that's why I buy my books and movies anymore: the fines were eating me alive and I had nothing to show for it (smile).

Lisa :-] said...

I thought the reason behind using the library was to save the purchase price of the books...

ppolarbear said...

The family joke when I was a kid was that I singlehandedly paid for a new wing of the library through my fines.

sunflowerkat119 said...

I'm always in a panic about library books. Joel brings them home from school AND religious school and they disappear. I'm more than happy to just buy him books. It makes me crazy tearing the house apart looking for them when they're (over) due.