To all my 3 loyal and regular readers. I am moving house and this is the reason for my lack of postings. It is not writers block or boredom or anything else, such as pure unadulterated laziness.
So, it has been a hectic couple of days. It is funny to see how quickly the new place has filled up. In fact it seems to be smaller than the place we have just moved from. I should know by now that an empty house always looks much bigger than it really is. This said my problem is that I am a bit of an accumulator of stuff, especially books. I must have a personal library of a couple of thousand books. I have bookcases full all over the house and still have 4 more removal boxes full of books. I am out of bookcase space. I also have half a dozen storage boxes of accumulated articles and other goodies collected over time.
I am a voracious reader and this accounts for my collection. I am attached to most of the books that I own and never seem to get rid of any once I buy them. I own a few novels but most of the "stuff" that I read is academic. This is also the reason I have such an extensive general knowledge and the reason I am always good for a comment on any topic.
The better half is probably dreading a serious move, say to Australia, as she knows that parting with my library is going to be a big call. I must admit that of late I have been thinking of donating them to a worthy cause, such as an under-funded library somewhere. This probably would have to be at the university level as the majority of the collection would not really fit into the junior / senior high school scene. Then again, I could try and sell them to a second-hand bookstore.
Time flies when you're moving. I need to get some work done. Later!