Saturday, January 07, 2006

Crouch Returns

The glue is still wet on some of the floor tiles, but we've already begun the process of putting Crouch back together again. Staff and student assistants are working side by side in a race to finish before classes begin next week!
Rachel is working on the reserves shelving (while Stephen supervises); Brenda is putting the finishing touches on the reference ranges; Daniel is reassembling the LP shelving. Hey, Humpty Dumpty would be a cakewalk compared to this.

what?!? no PHOTOS?!?!

over the past two days, the crouch staff has been working so feverishly that there hasn't even been time to take photos. i don't think any of us sat down in the past two days either! here's a quick update on the action the past two days:

flooring finished (not a second too soon!)
reference shelves went to their new location
LP shelving and most of the LPs go back in place,
service desk back in operation
study tables back in
reference collection starts its return journey

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Good, Better, Best...Asbestos?

asbestos - (n.) Latin for "By cracky, what do we do now?"
by cracky - used to express surprise or emphasis...upon finding asbestos underneath old carpet.
abatement - (n.) diminution in amount, degree, or intensity (of one's money).
whew - used to express strong emotion, such as relief or amazement...when asbestos is abated.
wow - used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure as progress, uh, progresses...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Artisans are laying tile right now! Prepare to be completely "floored" by the new look.

"Prepping the Floor" Redefined

Isn't it interesting how the meaning of a phrase can change over time? Back in the mid-80's, "prepping the floor" was you or one of your buddies swaggering through the music library in penny loafers, white pants and Izod shirt (collar up) listening to Air Supply on a Sony Walkman. In 2006, "prepping the floor" means knee pads, steel-toed boots and lots of hard work.
The flooring crew is doing a great job!