Monday, June 04, 2007


Just because this was supposed to have been a relaxing "do nothing" weekend, after a month of being on the go, doesn't mean we've done nothing. During Spring, we were constantly up to something: traveling to NY, NC, or KY, guests, and other great times. The side effects, of course, are all the books. We cannot leave the house without getting books. I buy then while traveling, Sunshine borrows them from friends or re-collects them from the family home. A few days ago we sped past a branch of the Arlington Library. It was too late: Sunshine returned to check-out more books. We'd only packed twenty-five books for our time here--necessitating our purchase of four stackable/collapsible bookcases. Overkill? We exceeded shelving capacity by last weekend. We've begun wedging mass-market paperbacks sideways onto those shelves. Library books are beside the bed. Research and textbooks are crammed wherever. Our Library Thing reveals we've already expanded, from that modest twenty-five book beginning, beyond the two-hundred-book limit our free account provided. The very day we rushed past the library, Sunshine spied signs for yesterday's neighborhood-wide yard sale. Since these happen before I wake up, she left me at home while checking it out. Here's something she did during our "do nothing" weekend: buy fifteen more books. She was smart about it, also purchasing a stubby bookcase with little gold-capped feet. She did this so we'd not have to put her new books on the floor. Sadly, while she was returning to get me so we could return and load the shelves into the car, some salesperson dropped the thing on the sidewalk, busting apart its lower left corner. Believe me, it was a goner. So the books are sitting in the floor anyway, and we're in the market for more shelves. [Cavin]

Then, a 1 sided conversation ensued...

To which Blogger Ellie added:

Cinder blocks and 2x8's work well for us. Cheap and easy to leave behind...

Friday, June 08, 2007 7:33:00 PM  

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