The giant 50% off everything store sale sold everything quite successfully. Still on shelves and extra added tables were hundreds of books that didn’t sell. Many of them came from that giant recycle batch of a week ago. I gave the worst to Father Joe’s, and I put the rest out.
This day I asked if I could get rid of the messy piles of books. After I had been at work about an hour, the boss said yes. I culled enthusiastically, massively, without compassion. We are supposed to be a higher end thrift store, and many of the books on the sale tables were tired. Tired, moldy, dirty and dusty won’t do. No dings, dents, or fluff and folded books allowed either.
I filled all the empty boxes in the store. Ditto brown paper bags. In the end I resorted to those giant black plastic bags with only a limited number of books in each. Never before had I moved so many books in such a short period of time. I left for home an hour late, but the shelves were pristine and books were well displayed.
- Himself: Another test batch of Subrogations has arrived.
- Reading: The same book on the Civil War battles.
- Balance: Watching a PBS special on PTSD. Daughter Lessa has that.