Diary 17th And 18th January 2017

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Preston, England
January 18, 2017 1:47pm CST
Diary Tuesday 17th January 2017 A day for reserving my money as much as possible and doing a basic food hunting shopping trip. I then spent a few hours in the main public library here in Preston, and stayed online for most of the evening. Diary Wednesday 18th January 2017 A job club day today and I sent off for about 25 different jobs, though with little likelihood of replies in most cases. On my return to the flat I got a nice surprise when a book I have a story in, mislaid when borrowed by a neighbour, was finally returned to me four months on as she found it again today while tidying up her flat. I sent her a message of thanks. Arthur Chappell
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@Happy2BeMe (70739)
• Canada
18 Jan 17
Glad that she found the book and good luck on your job applicants.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe thanks, it is nice to have a copy of it to hand again
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@Happy2BeMe (70739)
• Canada
18 Jan 17
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• Bournemouth, England
18 Jan 17
Libraries are wonderful, free sanctuaries. They need protecting.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
@asfarasiknow lack of government funding is closing them at a frightful rate in the UK
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• Bournemouth, England
18 Jan 17
@arthurchappell There is one in a village a few miles from me which has been saved by being entirely run by volunteers. The locals think it's wonderful.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
@asfarasiknow that's great - ours has volunteers assisting paid regular staff
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@Corbin5 (85212)
• United States
18 Jan 17
Hope you hear back from some of the 25. Glad your book was returned too!
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
thanks @Corbin5 most of the job applications were just filling a quota to keep my welfare advisors happy - seen such applications go nowhere before
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@Corbin5 (85212)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@arthurchappell Same thing happens here in the USA too.
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• Preston, England
25 Jan
@Corbin5 our governments tend to copy what is done in the US - a major reason for us to worry about Trump here too
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@RasmaSandra (13963)
• Riga, Latvia
18 Jan 17
You reminded me that I haven't been to a library in a long time. Living in the suburbs due to snow it is difficult to get to our closest library because we go on foot and the snow is a hindrance. So perhaps I'll go once the spring comes.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
I love libraries - rarely pass one without going in @RasmaSandra @RasmaSandra
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@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Jan 17
yay for returned books, boo for jobs with no responses!
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@msiduri (5780)
• United States
18 Jan 17
Even if it's only filling a quota, good luck with the applications. I know how that goes. I used to fill them out every day for weeks one end.
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@teamfreak16 (37057)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Jan 17
That's cool that you got your book back.
@JudyEv (103847)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
I am missing a couple of books that I've lent to someone. I'm hoping they'll find their way back one day as I don't know who I lent them to.