As part of my librarian's duties, I hold story hour on Thursday mornings. Sometimes just a few kids show up, sometimes lots. Sometimes it is all just my family members, sometimes there are lots of non-family members.
This week, just a few turned out - on a very rainy morning - and it was all family. James, Nora, and Alden snuggled in the sleeping bag, and I read a story about a loon family.
In order to spend the summer in the place where my family has been coming for generations, I have this funny little part-time job as the librarian in the community's summer library.
And, in fact, not only do I work in a library for the summer months, but, one of the job's side benefits is getting to live in the library.
This is actually a really important side benefit, since we can in no way afford to have a real house of our own around here. And, the house my family still owns is generally bursting at the seams with various people and assorted hangers-on.