Tuesday, January 01, 2008


It's only a little "AUUUGHH!" don't let it scare you. This is just me venting my frustration over the fact that I finished a GREAT book on MP3....went to my library's website to download another...and their library site won't let me through the portal to net library! WHHHHAAAAA! I know the LIBRARY is closed for New Year's Day..but who would have thought that the site would be inaccessible?!?! I sing with a gal that works at the library. I'm going to have to razz her about it.

Never fear though..I'm doing things the old fashioned way! I had a 19 CD book in the car...and I am desparate enough for something to listen to while quilting that I am putting it disk by disk onto the MP3 player. (Yeah, this is like the stone age! *LOL* How spoiled we get!)

I *LOVE* The Richland County Public Library. This is one thing I'm really going to miss about Columbia. I'm in there or by there at least once a week. I'll have to ask the gals in Winston Salem about the library there. Who knows..maybe THEIR library won't leave me stranded unable to download books on MP3 on a holiday! :cD

The new house we are moving into is just over the county line into Davidson County..not Forsyth County..maybe that is going to cause me issues? Anyone?

I finished the binding and hanging sleeve on the "food chain" quilt last night. I have 4 more episodes of Bleak House to entertain me tonight! In the words of Mrs G...life IS good! And so is whole wheat toast with real butter and strawberry jam, and a huge steaming mug of vanilla cappuccino! (Instant..in the big tub from Sam's club...industrial size..mmm!)

And now that I've typed all this, and searched for pictures and uploaded them..and finished my cappuccino, how is the progress on the MP3 uploading going? Hmmm...still working on disk 13 of 19. At this rate I figure at least my MP3 player will be fully recharged by the time I am done!


  1. I may be the last person in the world to get an mp3 player, so I didn't know about downloading books from the library. Too cool! I qill ck that out. Love your food chain quilt. You must live in a warped wonderland! Happy New Year Bonnie!

  2. Oh, Bonnie, go to librivox.org. There are hundreds of free downloads there. They are all books in the public domain. The worst part is just making a choice, there are so many! I LOVE librivox!

  3. I'm just going to giggle. Great post and fun to read.

    *karendianne who admits to listening to books on CD whilst quilting away...one CD at a time.

    In the Dark Ages of Love, *karendianne.

  4. I didn't know about books on mp3..wow this might really be a good reason to buy one. I love your site and blog...woweee... I live in Kernersville NC..just to the east of you. Can't wait to hear the updates.

  5. I have a very close friend who lives in Davidson County, I am sure she will help me out and I can let you know about their library. I live just over the line in Forsyth county. Almost in Davidson , no more than a half mile.Will see what I can find out for you. J

  6. I"m still hoping to get a MP3 player so I can download books. I"m sick of all the time in the car and am thinking maybe listening to books would help the drive!

  7. Ooh, I'm envious of the library, whether it's open on New Year's or not. Enjoy the book. I'm going to go check into librivox that Helen recommended.

  8. Sounds like we've got a few folks who can help you on the library issue, I don't know about borrowing over county lines but am planning on looking into the issue for you as well. Have fun with those Swamp Foxes. We had blowing snow this morning, fine with me as long as it doesn't stick!

  9. wow!! that's SOME LIBRARY!!!!I'm lucky to find a decent selection on DVD (lots of cassettes,however!!)at my local library. I will look into the downloadables from the web,thanks Helen!! Looking forward to seeing the finished mystery quilt. I'd send you a dozen organic farm fresh eggs(frozen today!!) if I could....

  10. I guess they had to do some work on their system - and closed down, just like we have to do each new year. Solvi in Norway


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