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So, almost a year ago I said I’d start doing more blog posts and … nothing. I didn’t do it. Sorry. One of the biggest events in my life the past year was my graduation on June 9, 2011, from the University of Washington’s Master of Library and Information Science program (or, using acronyms, I received an MLIS degree from UW). So I’m a real, live librarian. Sort of. I have the piece of paper, but it hasn’t magically transformed into a job yet. Anyone out there want to hire a smart, hardworking librarian?

The unemployment deal has been pretty discouraging, but back to graduation: My mom and dad came to celebrate with me and spend a few days in Seattle. It was lovely.

Power tools

My dad is terrific, but he hasn’t been very supportive of the plans my mom and I have to grow vegetables in the flower box on the south side of our house. I suspect it may be because he doesn’t want to eat any of the vegetables that the flower box may produce. Anyway, it hasn’t concerned him much that the chipmunks and cottontails have been stripping our baby plants of all their leaves. So while he was at Scout camp this week, I purloined his circular saw, a staple gun, some wire mesh and scrap lumber and got to work. I never took wood shop in high school, so the end result was no masterpiece, but it has kept  our little plants from being denuded so far.

It was too late for the first tub; we'll have to replant

It was too late for the first tub; we'll have to replant