Thursday, 21 April 2016

09:19 – Barbara is volunteering with Friends of the Library this morning. They have an actual bookstore downtown, which is the only real bookstore in Sparta. She’s going over this morning to spend a couple of hours learning the ropes. I’m sure they’ll be happy to have an actual librarian volunteering.

UPS showed up yesterday with a new wall clock for the den. The old one had started ticking too loudly, so we moved it out to the garage. The new one is one of those “atomic” clocks, which actually means it’s just a standard quartz clock with the ability to sync with the NIST WWV radio station in Fort Collins, Colorado. So now we know the actual time within a small fraction of a second.

I was making rice for dinner last night when I noticed that we were almost out of rosemary. We’ll be growing our own in pots, but until we can harvest it we need to buy some. I checked the Walmart website, which had choices ranging from $2/ounce to over $100/ounce. Even $2/ounce seemed on the high side to me, so I checked Amazon and found this at $1.38/ounce. Also, it’s powdered, which Barbara prefers to the usual leaf form, which looks like pine needles.