books and more books

I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I am not going to be doing any more academic research or teaching in my area of specialty. That doesn’t mean I won’t be reading and enjoying what I love, but I won’t be delving into the theory and writing articles. This means that I have to get rid of a lot of books. I just decided to do it. Rip off the bandage quick. So I’ve sorted through about half of the boxes and prepped them for going away. Over the next few days I’ll do more so that I can get these boxes out of sight and out of mind. I’m keeping anything that might be useful for writing and any beloved books.

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been camping in the house. We finally got the shelves in so I can put the books away (read unpack the books), and get rid of the great barrier box reef. That will mean getting the table in place and putting the chairs away so we can thereby get other things put away. It’s like we’re going to actually live here!

Of course that meant not getting very much writing done today. The bare minimum. I still think I can finish by next week. I think an ending is coming together. Maybe. slowly. In the meantime trying to enjoy the sunshine and get some walking in.

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