Boxes, boxes, and more boxes

Boxes, boxes, and more boxes

booksandmorebooks.jpgI got up this morning with cramps in both thighs. Moving is so wonderful. Didn’t we hire movers?

Yes, in fact, we did hire movers to move us from our old place in Salem to our new place in Peabody, but as you might be aware the price of local moves is often calculated by the hour, thus everything we can move ourselves saves us money in the end.

We figured that if we at least moved our books and some of the bookcases over, that would take care of a lot of the boxes. We thought maybe 20 boxes of books at the outside. Forty-plus boxes later …. Is it any wonder I’m all cramped up?

We said it when we were married that it wasn’t just a marriage but also a library merger. According to the database (we’ve been scanning them all into the computer), that’s over 1,000 books. I’ve included a photo of most of them to illustrate.

We’re also trying to bring our most precious breakables over as well, because as they say, when you move it’s not if something gets broken; it’s a matter of what will be broken. If I move it myself, I can protect it.

Moving and moving again

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  • Dom,

    I am very sympathetic. When Nora and I were married we had a similar “library merger”. Now, 31 years later, we could not even begin to get the majority of our books in one photo. Happily, we made our last move almost 17 years ago.

  • I can sympathize. It’s only with my most recent move that I finally separated from most of the family books, and I was motivated perhaps as much by the fact that mine may be the only spine moving them from now on as the desire to rid myself of the weight of what I don’t need to own.
    One GOOD idea in nearby Seekonk: Our Lady of Mt Carmel has a tiny, cozy library of Catholic books, which may be signed out for as much time as it takes for the reader to ingest them, unless someone else needs the book enough to give the reader a call. For the rest, there’s the public library. These two sharing places lessened my load considerably.

  • I can totally sympathize. We just moved from GA to KS. My husband is still in Iraq (he leaves today!!), but has a tight timeline for getting here, so the kids and I had to move up here and get settled so all he’d have to do is show up and start his job. Anyhow, we loaded 7000!!! pounds of stuff, a lot of it books, into my 4 horse trailer and hauled it up here. (A week after we got here, the other 12,000 lbs of our stuff arrived with the movers.)

    So I hope all goes well with your move and congratulations on the new job.