Nope, not the excitement of shelving books, the excitement of the shelves coming down at us. We’re all looking at the starred Publishers Weekly review of Generation Loss (which seemed like enough excitement for the day!) when Creak! Boom! The shelf beside Gavin’s computer decides to take a nosedive. Photos from Flickr:
Ok, it’s a bit of a mess. It was tidier before a favorite glass was broken and spilled water all over a couple of books and the ’06 tax box. Luckily nothing was very damaged or wet. Besides the small shelf which is now kindling.
So we call the local place where it came from and they send out a couple of guys who take it in their stride, go bring a new piece to fix it, fix it, and then call us in to show that it should be able to take the weight from now on. Now it’s all as good as new and ready to be refilled. If we are brave enough! Meh. Leave it for the weekend.