Because I was looking for solid books and Dad was being antsy about it, I ordered 73 on an "Or Best Offer" auction on eBay. Those arrived by mail on Friday. They'd been in transit for probably close to two weeks.
Sometime after I bought those, one of the libraries my parents had stopped by and talked to contacted me saying they had some books. I thought I was going to have to buy those (at a good price), but they decided to give them to us. What started as, "Oh we have 50-60," and moved onto, "There's 70," ended up being 170. After sorting them by pattern and color so that I can find special requests (and mostly because I am OCD), I have books EVERYWHERE. I also have cardboard boxes I need to break down. I already had a stack of boxes I hadn't been able to fit into the recycle can from cleaning up the art studio last weekend.
My house is a mess again! Every time I get it straight...
Oh, and I forgot to mention there's a man who's going to give us who knows how many in exchange for a couple of cut books. I have no idea where those are going to go.
Have I mentioned this year we are only doing one spring show, in April, and won't be doing anything else until October? These books aren't going to disappear quickly.