January 5, 2018

A TRAIN WRECK



My two helpers plus the stall owner, Barbara, met right on time yesterday morning.  Yes, she had sold some books, but there were still over a thousand books to be packed and transported home.  No, I didn’t take a camera with me. 

It took three loads in Grumpy to get them home.  Unloading with G’s help plus one of the girls.  At the end, there were still a few books left….plus bookcases, when I called a halt to the endeavor.  My two helpers were greyed, the stall owner couldn’t stand to work…only sit.  And I felt totally too old and unequal to hauling any more boxes of books to truck and garage.  Enough.

I went back one last time to get our refrigerator dolly…it wouldn’t fit in the truck with the boxed books.  Barbara was sitting there looking exhausted announcing that everything left was free.  I gave her a receipt for her donation, our fulsome thanks, and went home to collapse myself feeling like a train wreck.
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  • Himself:  Still endlessly coughing, but vastly better at last.
  • Me, myself, and I:  10 to 12:30 ish.  Not volunteering for that again…did I say that?  Never doing that again.  Never..never.  I’m too old.  More than half the staff at the store have the flu.
  • Reading:  Louise Penny.
  • Captain Poolie:  Not good.  She’s in the ER again…her hip pain.
  • Gratitude’s:  That G is better and the books boxed.  Thankful for the two volunteers: Robin and Annie.  We need to take them out to dinner with our thanks.


7 comments:

  1. I’m with you. Beyond a certain age, that work is out of the question! Let younger backs prevail!

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  2. I'm impressed but be careful with yourself. I'd be in traction. If I lived closer I'd bring my hoard of grandkids to help.

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  3. Moving that many books is big project! Go
    Mac no one was inured.

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  4. I'm of the opinion that the occasional (very occasional) bout of physical work is good for the soul. But maybe not the body!

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  5. Sounds like you overdid it today. Rest up girl..... Hope Poolie feels better soon.

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  6. I had thought that maybe 'train wreck' was going to be a political commentary. :)

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  7. Yikes, I remember from my last move just how heavy books are. Take a rest--you have earned it.

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