In preparation for our upcoming move, I have spent parts of this Independence Day weekend packing up my library. This is no easy task, and of course it gets more difficult each time we move since I am constantly acquiring books. The wife decided that she would take all of the books belonging to her with her to the office. I'm not sure exactly how that is going to work because her office is terribly small and even more cramped. She says the maintenance guys can build her a shelf, but it's going to be one hell of a shelf. I think she ended up with about 4 cases of books. I, on the other hand, will probably end up with around 50 cases including the ones in the attic that were never unpacked at this location.
We still don't know where we are moving to, so I'm not sure where all these books are going. If we downsize and move into a smaller place I plan to take the bulk of my library to my office. This means six or seven bookcases and about 25 cases of books. Not sure where I'll put it all, but I'm hoping that the new office they are going to upfit for me this year gets underway soon. In the space I am currently occupying I don't think there's any room for that many books. In the new space I may be able to pull it off, but that space probably won't be ready before the end of the year. This will all be moot if we find a place equal in size or bigger than our current house.
All I know at this point is I hate packing, especially my library. I'll be glad when we finally figure out where we are going because at least that way I know what the end result will be.