I set the 12-pack of Coca-Cola
on its side on the counter to open
it and grab a can. I peeled open the outer flap. Then the inner flap.
Then cans started rolling out of the cardboard box, bouncing off the recycle
bin and onto the kitchen floor, banging and clanging, some cans threatening
After much discussion, Spring
and I decided to move two of the
smaller shelves back downstairs, freeing up more room in the master bedroom.
managed to move the units downstairs and I then had the daunting task of
moving endless stacks of books downstairs (after spending the energy moving
stairs in the first place).
Now, before moving the units, I removed what shelves I could, to make it
lighter and as they lay on the bed, I had a thought: if I have to carry
both books and shelves down the stairs, why not load up each shelf with
books? They're paper backs, so it's not like they'll weigh it down an
intollerable amount. I mean, the books where on the shelves to begin with.
So I loaded up a shelf with six stacks of paperbacks and carried it down the
stairs, feeling much like the chef from Sesame Street who would have a handful
of creme pies and start walking down a set of stairs. So there I was, “Six
stacks of books,” I said in a loud booming voice as I carried them down the
flight of stairs.
Six times I did that, and each time I felt like that chef. Only I managed
not to trip and spill any books (or creme pies) on myself.
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