Busting rock, um, er, um, ice blocks
In recognition of the cold, wet nastiness that was coming about yesterday, the university's Department of Public Safety issued an order for all resident students to remove their cars from parking lots by 0200 EST Saturday. The key reason for this was to allow maintenance staff access to the resident student parking lots to try to scrape down to pavement and remove as much ice and snow as they could. Singingbelle and I were both working for most of the day yesterday on items classes we are in that had due dates of 0000 EST Friday. At approximately 0015 EST today, Singingbelle and I departed our dungeons to head down to the lot by another residence hall to see how badly frozen in Singingbelle's car was.Singingbelleâ€™s car was sitting on a thick patch of ice that was not there when it was parked about five days prior. Singingbelle and I both shared in the fun of trying to bust her car out. With a hammer swinging to bust the ice up and a shovel being used to move stuff away, it took over an hour for the car to be freed from the ice it was stuck on. Around 0130 EST, the car was loosed from that which held it in place and was removed from the lot.The Key Question: Where in library school do you learn enough about facilities management?Presumably if we both wind up at small public libraries in areas that get weather like this routinely, these will be needed skills, eh?