Friday, June 08, 2007

Book Horror!

Well I'm moved....I should say I'm in my new house but still have a ton of unpacking. A lot of which are my 30 boxes of books. And that is what I am going to tell you about MOVING BOOK HORROR STORY! (you'll all kinds of excited now aren't you? Come on admit it, I have you on the edge of your seat. lol.)

We did the BIG move on Saturday, but throughout the week we had moved a lot of the smaller boxed with our truck and just left them in the garage. Come Saturday after moving all the big furniture we were so tired and figured we would leave the rest of the boxes in the garage for later. After all I don't even have bookshelves to unload all my books (I know horrible). Anyway...on with the story.

Sunday I had to work so Josh cleaned the house a bit, put a load of laundry in and came to see me at work and run a few other errands.....5pm I get a phone call....there is 2" of water in our kitchen and laundry room! the hose on the back of the washer came out of the sink thing it was supposed to be on so when it was washing all the water went onto the floor. So I rushed home after work and found out it not only was in the kitchen and laundry room but it seeped under the cabinets and into the family room. Thankfully my in laws have a shop vacuum and got most of the water up with that and had fans drying everything. By the time I got home everything was basically done.

A few minutes after my in laws leave Josh starts acting all strange. He finally says that it was a little worse than he originally thought. I'm thinking 'well duh! The family room got wet too!' so I say to him "what are you talking about? Just say it" after him hopping around and evading telling me he says that some of the water went into the garage too. It still hasn't sunk in for me. So he then tells me that the boxes with my books got wet. I actually laughed at him. I said "whatever, I know your joking!" he looked at me and said he was really sorry but he wasn't joking. My face fell, I actually started to shake a bit and jumped up to run to the garage. The bottom of about 10 boxes were wet, soaked! I grabbed a knife and start to rip them open. Josh is watching me and I am no joke crying! (shut up! you know you would too!)

All I can say is that AVON has FREAKING THE BEST BOXES! I guess cause they leave them out on porches and they get wet from rain and snow they make them really good, cause none of my books were wet....WAIT! One box was, one none AVON box! It was the box with all my Judith McNaught (one of my favorite authors) and Nora Robert books in! Most of my JM books (paperback) now have water damage on the edge of the pages. I was soooo upset. Josh is all telling me we can buy new ones, but I know I'm not going to spend the money. And although they are a little messed up they are still fine, just not the original condition I had them in.

My husband was such a sweetheart, he knew how upset I'd be and it upset him to. I love him!

All in all though I guess it wasn't so bad, but still. Any books damaged is bad news to me!

In other news, I still have a ton of unpacking to do and all so I don't know when I'll be back in the swing of blogging. But check in from time to time, cause I will be back.