Prior to our packout from Ukraine more than two years ago, I organized and labeled plastic bins with all the books we were keeping.
I asked the movers to keep them organized how I had them and fill the extra space with packing paper or pillows. I requested that they be wrapped in packing paper and then taped, to further protect the contents and not have nasty sticky residue on the storage boxes when we unpacked.
When we moved, I saw the boxes wrapped and taped as I requested.
Unpacking in Nassau, I discovered that actually everything I so carefully organized had been dumped in to cardboard boxes. Miscellaneous stuff had been instead packed in the plastic containers.
My careful organizing and sorting was all for naught.
Our new post had zero bookshelves. When we finally were able to find bookshelves to purchase, we unboxed only the most vital books.
The rest have been on the landing by the stairs for the past two years…
They have been a resentful reminder that sometimes my efforts are so easily undone.
I’m tackling it today… I’m under no illusion that I’ll finish it any time soon. My goal is to uncover enough of my special books to start Kindergarten (!) With A5 after Labor Day.
And hopefully, I’ll have them sorted and labelled again before our move next summer.