What a beautiful day in Kent. Hope it's the same over the UK.
Did I mention that I like books? Well I do, a lot. I have just found out how much. Sometime this year we have to have our house re-roofed [is that actually a real word?], anyway, the loft space needs clearing. I have started to do it gradually. It's going to be a mission with a purpose though, because when it's done, the loft space will be converted and I will have my very own space.
It's amazing how much stuff gets shoved in the loft over 30 years of marriage.
Empty boxes, gone. Old childrens toys, sorted and gone [well kept some to be honest]. Old childrens clothes, sorted and gone. Then we get to the books. Oh dear, I never realised how many books I had. I couldn't pack the boxes and bring them down the ladder, they were too heavy. So, I had to get them down a pile at a time and then pack them. DS2 did help for a while, but his attention span is about the same as a goldfish.
So, now the boxes of books are in the shed [which I had to clear out before I could get my books in]. Twenty four boxes and crates with an average of 30 books in each. I have approximately 720 books !!. Now, these are just hardback books, no novels etc., all non fiction, history, reference, pictures etc.,
This is my pile
I really think that when the roof and loft is sorted, I need to have fit some shelves and have my own library.