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HOWTO: postcards on walls

We had two days of sunshiney melt here and had that day where everyone goes for a walk outside and says “Oh hi, how have you been since you went inside for Winter?” when they run into their neighbors that they haven’t seen for months.

Today it’s raining, all the better for me to get in my car and go to an airport. Destination: Crystal City Virginia for a Computers in Libraries conference. I’m giving a few talks (preview) and mostly getting a chance to catch up with librarian pals and do a little (more) travelling. Next weekend I’ll be on a panel at a Library 2.0 Symposium at Yale which will be an interesting affair where I expect to do much more listening than talking.

This photo is from a recently solved problem. I took some of those poster hanger doinker things and stuck them to my 80° walls and now I have a place to display my poscards. I’m planning to get a ton more of the stuff and make my angley walls into an ever-changing art gallery. Buying the hangers in sets of two is a little spendy relative to their wholesale price, so for the first time in I think ever I’m thinking of a scheme whereby I buy hundreds of feet of the stuff from the wholesaler and then start a little business selling the stuff on eBay. Because I need a new hobby/business/money-making scheme like I need another hole in my head.

And speaking of money, I went to the bank down the street to deposit my change jars. My sister (whose birthday is tomorrow, wish her a merry one) has something of a change problem and I wanted to do a little proactive change hygeine. So I brought my change jars to the bank. It went like this… I put my two big jars of money on the counter. The banker lady filled out a deposit slip asking “How much do you think is in there?” I said I wasn’t sure. She said “Guess.” So I said “Okay, $150. Maybe?” She filled out the slip and said they’d count the change and mail me the deposit slip with the actual amount on it. She said I could come back later for my jars. I sort of can’t wait to see how much was in there.

3 Comments

  1. Ciarán wrote:

    Try taking a jar with £150 into a bank in the UK and you’ll get sent back out again with a handful of little bags to put the change in.

    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 02:28 | Permalink
  2. Stephanie wrote:

    How do you end up with these fabulous banks? Although, for future reference, Henry is totally obsessed with those CoinStar change counting machines, and would happily pour jars in for you.

    Also, I’d buy some of that wall stuff from you ;)

    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 07:50 | Permalink
  3. Rachel wrote:

    Yeah, here in Australia we’d be frog marched to the front door by two burly Tellers. The plastic bags would have to be surgically removed from somewhere uncomfortable so we could bag the coins correctly before we take them in.

    You are blessed. Unless the bank feels really guilty about causing a worldwide economic meltdown for dishing out mortgages willy-nilly…

    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 18:19 | Permalink

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