After the past week or so it seems pointless to complain about the small stuff going on after what some families must be experiencing. However, in the midst of the terror in Christchurch a notice popped up on mums phone to say that the main library in town was closing. After the earthquake of over 2 years ago, several large city buildings were deemed unsafe or in need of earthquake strengthening. So the council, had decided the library would close the next day. For a year or two.
There are quite a few branches of the library, although none of them are that close to our house, and mum liked going to the main library. It was a place that she visited every week to return or borrow books. It was a good place to sit and meet people as it had a cafe and mum just liked to wander the stacks and discover interesting reads.
Luckily she had gone in the day before it closed and got 6 new books, although her reading is a bit slow at the moment she is relieved to have a big pile to get through. Is is sad that she is mourning the closure of her house of worship?