My temporary stint of working at Them Days has come to an end. I’ve been home in Goose Bay for almost a month; which is the longest time I’ve been home in about six years!!! It’s been a fun jaunt and while I wish I could stay longer and keep writing, it’s time for me to go back to the ocean.
While I’ve been here, I’ve conducted interviews with many notable Labradorians as well as transcribing and arranging interviews for other people around town. It’s been a blast, so look to the next issues of Them Days to see my writing pop up! I’ve also left the legacy of using lots and lots of tiger balm and drinking lots of tea.
I’ve also had a great time interviewing some of the different retailers that carry Them Days, so be sure to keep checking the blog in the coming weeks as I profile different places around town where you can purchase Them Days! Hopefully it’ll give you a better idea of the different places around Goose Bay where you can purchase our magazine, and give you ideas of places to send your friends shopping!
Yesterday a meeting was planned to take place over the lunch hour, when we are not open to the public. As the people required for this meeting filed in, we realized a terrible truth: the door to the reading room had run off! It became apparent we’d need to track it down so we could give people a chance to get some peace and quiet while reading some of our material, and so that we have a room where people can have privacy while having a meeting.
After a quick investigation, it turned out that the room was in the shed in the back of the building. So today, myself, Aimee and Tabea put on our winter boots, grabbed shovels and set out to the back yard to get the door from the shed. What a journey it was! Although it only took about ten-fifteen steps each way, the snow kept sinking beneath us as we made our way to the shed. We’d take a few steps on top of the show, and feel as though maybe we’d learned the art of walking on the snow drift without it sinking beneath us–and just like clockwork, we would sink back down again. It’s possible that I compared us to the ladies famous from the midwifery Canadian heritage moment.
However, thanks to our team work, the reading room now has a door again! It’s currently defrosting in the lobby.
Our December issue is at the printers, and should be out soon! We’re sorry about the delay but it is a fantastic issue and we’re sure you will enjoy the stories that we love to bring to you.
I must depart for the ocean now-it’s been a slice, Labrador as per usual, and I can’t wait to come back again soon!
Until next time,