Thursday, September 24, 2009

BOOKS! BOXES AND BOXES OF BOOKS. OH MY.

My daughter, Hillary wanted a book from her childhood. Anastasia Krupnik. I was NOT home. When I got home I found 13 boxes of books that she had her dad bring up from the basement and garage. Thirteen boxes of books. Books, everywhere. Anastasia Krupnik was not in any of the thirteen boxes of books but hundreds and hundreds of books were. They are now in my living room. The Book Searcher left and went home. I'm overwhelmed.

These are going to DI. Do you think if I just burned the living room down the problem would be solved? The one bright spot in the day? Her daughter's funky toenails. Every one a different color.

12 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

What no shelves? Hast thou no library? You are going to get rid of them? Oh help!! the travesty of it all. I am not there to swoop them all up. Libraries are my favorite part of a home. Keep them all!!! Or a local school? What is DI? the toes are cute.

The Peterson Family said...

I wish I was there to go "shopping" in your book store! A teacher can never have too many books. Having a place to store them however is a totally different story. (Ha Ha, that was punny and I didn't even mean it.)

Marsha said...

I do think she should have carried the books back down for you. I absolutely hate when the family drags things out but won't put them back. There should be rules against this. LOL>

Julie said...

Ohhhhh no.... I have kids like that...what can you do??? If you can donate them without the culprit getting too upset that would be a lovely thing to do. Now getting them there....I hope you have a truck. Just remember someday they will have a home of their own and then..... giggles. xo Julie

Shan said...

What kinds of books are all of those books? Maybe I'll be right over.

Colette Amelia said...

how is it that books like photos are things that we just can't get rid of so they sit in boxes or in our hard drive cluttering things up no matter if we never even look at them again?

I managed to donate lots to schools. Kept a few and even though they sit untouched feel somewhat comforted.

soooo how about chapters online to order that book?

Pam's Place said...

Lynne, why don't you have a front yard book sale? That way you'll make a few $ and won't have to carry all those books to DI, AND everyone who buys one will be happy and will always remember you.

Annette said...

I'm overwhelmed for you, too! I hope that relieves some of your overwhelmingness.

Nickie said...

That reminds me, I need to do some reading and my toenails...I think I'll do something similar to your granddaughter's. those are mighty cute toes!
Loves!

Lorraine said...

Don't give them away you will regret it, just take them out of the box, and leave them on the floor here and there, you'll love it, I promise, neat toes ;)

hillary said...

PEOPLE! Don't encourage her.

Plus, someone who write mean comments about my moms favorite child should know the whole story first...

That'll be all.

tierneyzan said...

Oh, that naughty Hillary. Was she going to come back and clean up?? Roo's toenails are too cute.