By: Sandra Elzie
Okay, so here’s the problem. I love to read books…I collect them…I even reread them. Oh… you don’t think that’s a problem? Well, let me explain.
Hubby and I were moving some boxes in the basement about a year ago when he stepped out onto very thin ice…he announced to me that I have too many books. There are several things that a person can’t have too much of and books are one of them. Good coffee and chocolate are two more of my top five, but I digress.
We have a large home, but since I don’t have enough bookshelf space, most of my books have been kept in the basement…in boxes. For a bookaholic like myself, that’s next to un-American. Know what I mean? So, naturally, my response was that I didn’t have too many books….I just didn’t have enough shelf space.
As some of you already know, I have a husband who loves to spoil me, so when he suggested building me a bookcase to put behind my desk, (he suggested one that would be about 3 x 4 feet) I pondered the dilemma and decided that what I needed the most at the moment was more desk space. (I love to spread out my notes when I work) So hubby made me a beautiful mahogany desk. It’s an 8-ft long by 2-ft deep, executive-sized monster with four drop-files on each end. Wow! I was in heaven…I had storage for all my files!!
But that was over a year ago…and I still have my books…by all my favorite authors…in the basement…in boxes. What’s a girl to do? Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but after several decades of marriage, I know when to ask for what I want…and I know how to ask my man for what I want. J
I have a nice office…situated on the corner of the house, overlooking the lawn down to the street, with trees and sloping lawns beyond, but with a regular sized desk…and then the over-sized desk hubby made for me, I only had one wall left that could accommodate a bookcase, so I asked him to maximize the space.
That was a couple of months ago and in the picture above you can see what he built. It’s mahogany to match the desk he made…and it’s 8 feet by 8 feet. Am I a happy camper now? You betcha! I’m floating above the ground!
And here’s the best part. I put out my craft books and then only my most favorite romance books…so there’s still space on the shelves…so I get to buy more books!
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