Comes the Carpeting..
If you were thinking of visiting the RIU today – thanks awfully, we always welcome visitors from the staff or student body to talk about our work or professional interests. However, today is not the day to do it as I write this from an island of carpet in a sea of glue.
As part of the third floor recarpeting exercise the chaps are working on the 3rd floor subject team outer area – better known as our office. They've spent the first half of the morning stripping out the carpets and shelves (though not in that order) in preparation for installing the new tiles. They've just reached the stage now where the cleaned floor has been thoroughly coated in glue – I just got back to my desk in time with my coffee to avoid being isolated in the stacks.
I guess it'll be possible to get in/out again in a few hours (by lunch would be nice!) but for the time being the RIU is out of bounds. Unless you fancy leaping over a few desks energetically!