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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Good news, bad news, good news

Good news: St. Jerome's Librarian will begin work toward his long-anticpated Ph.D. in homiletics this fall. This bodes well for the future Christian preachers with whom he will share his considerable gifts.

Bad news: this means he and his sweet (and equally talented) wife will be moving their household clear out to the Left Coast, any day now. And will be staying several hundred miles away for at least the next few years.

Bad news: the available, affordable housing for a doctoral student is not what you'd call spacious, which means that a significant portion of his considerable library will have to be put in storage for the forseeable future.

Good news: this frees up several bookshelves, that they have elected to sell at bargain basement prices rather than move or store. I eagerly agreed to buy some-- for home, as well as for the new curate's office at church.

Bad news: along with everything else the shelves needed to be picked up from Evanston this week.

Good news: my friend Cindy was able to go up with me to get them-- and even elected to pick one up for herself.

Bad news: Five sets of shelves required about 2 hours of disassembly, and repeated trips up and down (and up, and down) stairs with heavy particle board shelving, to get everything loaded in the truck. Two un-air-conditioned hours, in 90°+ heat and 70% humidity.

Good news: They all fit, even if we did have to leave the back window of the truck open.
The Cozy Noodle had plenty of ice water to wash down lunch.
The air-conditioning in the truck worked fine, all the way home. As did the stereo.
And now I have bookshelves!


Blogger AKMA said...

You passsed through town, and I mmissed you — phooey!

June 28, 2005 9:05 PM  

Blogger Karen said...

The Left Coast? Is The Librarian coming to the GTU?

June 29, 2005 8:29 AM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Karen: He is, indeed! Keep an eye out for a sandy redhead; he should land out your way sometime in the next few weeks.

June 29, 2005 1:31 PM  

Blogger Beth said...

Yes, indeed he is.

(In fact, if Susie and Micah get their way, there'll be a veritable invasion of Seabury folk around there in the next five years.)

June 29, 2005 1:32 PM  

Blogger Beth said...

Jane, that was spooky.

June 29, 2005 1:32 PM  

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