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SHELVED. Like a boss. 
18th-May-2012 10:27 am
MLP: Pinkie So Excited

This house is much bigger than the last house, yes. The problem (in terms of book-shelving) is that it also has a) radiators that take up half of otherwise-useful shelf space and b) lots of very big windows. I love the windows for all of the natural light! But e can't have the walls of bookshelves we're used to having, so I had to get creative. And mostly sacrifice my craft room; it's still good for craft-stuff storage, but I had to line it with two-shelf bookcases (it's a sunroom, is why all the low bookcases), which took away most of the actual crafting room.

Anyway. Last night, Judah built a custom-fitted long and low bookcase to go under the biggest windows in the living room. Today I moved books from shelf to shelf and finally got to crack open the final two unpacked boxes. (I don't know if you know this but Jane Yolen and Roger Zelazny write/wrote a lot of books.)

Now all of the boxes are unpacked. Except some of Adam's, but I am not in charge of things that are not mine and do not belong to the household at large. And all of the books are shelved.

(Judah's reaction when I IMed him that the shelving had occurred: "I bet that feels AWESOME." Which is a clear and adorable I don't know why exactly this matters to you but I know that it does.)

So yes. 50 Cent (and after him, Edwin Abbott, if you don't count numbers before As) to Zoran Zivkovic. SHELVED. With room left for books that I know are in our TBR stacks. With two empty shelves to expand into. What? YES.


*stretch* Now I shall go take a walk, after which I shall write. (That is my new routine - walk, then write.) Tomorrow we'll work on painting my office, and then thewronghands is coming over to help us with horticulture.

I just like saying horticulture.

Then some Actual Socialization. I know. And Sunday, more painting after the CNC class Judah's teaching. Full weekend, as ever. But I am finally feeling a bit of accomplishment here. *nod*
18th-May-2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
18th-May-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."
18th-May-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Horticulture. Just say it.
18th-May-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
Having your books all unpacked is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally good.

Room for living, indeed.
18th-May-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Given our lost April (due to flu) and playing catchup this May, and then WisCon, and then moving new housemate in, you're likely not to get swamp sunflowers etc until mid-to-late June. Is that all right?
20th-May-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
18th-May-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
~cheers and bounces~ YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! And yay for supportive persons even when they don't get it!
20th-May-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, thank you for the Mother's Day chocolate! :)
20th-May-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!
18th-May-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)

Also, props to Judah for (a) shelf building and (b) understanding what matters to you.
20th-May-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
He is really good at both of those things. :)
19th-May-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
And somehow this makes me think of the Shelving Nachos scene from Keeping Up With the Steins.

But congrats.
21st-May-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
So two empty shelves means everyone should co-ordinate and buy every book on your Amazon wish list. Right?
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