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AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 – Left



My day today so far–10:24pm: 

Gah! I’m so late again! I spent another day working on my manuscript, and I still haven’t finished it.

Alex and I got out for our first walk in three days, though, so that was nice. Along the way, we passed a little lending library and I just had to stop and take a picture.

Someone left a roll of toilet paper inside. I didn’t notice until I downloaded the picture and expanded it that there’s a stack of Canadian Tire money in there as well. For international friends who aren’t familiar with Canadian Tire, they have their own money. And yes, it’s real money that can be used in the store to buy just about anything except food–they don’t sell food.

What a lovely gesture.

Kindness prevails.

Click to get a close look.

Photo: A lending library with a peaked roof and a window in the door through which you can see plenty of books, a packaged roll of toilet paper, and a stack of Canadian Tire money. The library is painted red, with bricks, to look like the house that it sits in front of.

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

22 thoughts on “AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 – Left

  1. That is so nice! I haven’t seen any of those around our neighborhood. Maybe I should start one.


  2. Thanks for sharing your day. That little library is adorable, and the extra items being left there is heartwarming. 🙂


  3. I love the lending library! I may ask my husband to build one for our rural community. Thanks for sharing 😊


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  5. What a wonderful inspiration! 🙂


  6. We put out two bins of donated books under the pavilion on our side lawn for people to take and read when we closed for this virus, Linda G. But when we promoted it on the library Facebook page, somebody suggested it might not be safe in these times, so we took it down.


  7. Such a cute little library. I am going to have to think about this. I want to start doing some sort of give away. Sure I need money but I am sure everyone around here is in the same boat. Maybe I have things they need that I don’t. Maybe a little cute house is the answer. I usually donate my books to our little real library. But certainly there are tons of things in this house I will never use that others need badly. Thanks for sharing that cute library.


  8. This is a lovely idea and the toilet roll and money is just the icing on the cake 💜


  9. I haven’t seen these in my community but I have seen them on vacation. I donated hundreds of books to my students and then when I retired I donated to nearby preschools. It felt so good to both clear my garage and give to others. I love the idea of leaving TP and the money for someone who needs it.
    In our area if you want to give away things you leave them on your parkway. I usually do this. If things aren’t gone by trash day I load them up and put them in my car to go to a thrift store. I know often the people who pick up things really need them. Sometimes they resell them which is fine by me also. I hate it if things go into the trash dump if someone can use it.

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  10. I do love these cute lending libraries. We couldn’t have those here as the books get stolen, some people have tried it.


  11. So great! I’ve read of these lending libraries, and adore them… so great you have the real thing so close to you!


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