Book Recommendations

My Mom came over, who happens to be a book expert, and she helped me whittle down my collection of readables to three small shelves worth.  Since these are the ones I consider keepers, I’ll recommend them to you, also, to read.  Click on the picture for a high-res version, every title is legible.  You should definitely read every one!

Most of these are science fiction, with a few non-fiction and cookbooks thrown in.

Does anyone know if anyone else has done a book recommendation this way?  I would like to see some of these pictures as produced by others.  So do that!  And if you don’t have a blog to put it on, make one!  I’ll link to you, I promise.


Keeping my promises

I told you before that I would post pictures of the basement after I got it tidied up. In case you missed it: the “before” pictures.

Here is the “after”:

basement after example

My Dad came over to help me clean it up, much gratitude and love go out to him!  I am getting closer to getting the house in order enough to put it on the market, though there is still much to be done.  The basement is not done, in its current state, just separated into different piles, some of which still have work to be done on them:

  • Trash, not much to do here.
  • Wedding stuff and memories of my time with Melissa, this stuff I have to sort through and plan to try to put all into one box.  I’m not even close to ready to get rid of much of this stuff.
  • Personal Mementos, another small category of stuff that will only take about a half hour to an hour to deal with.  This is stuff like my high school diploma, awards I won, my favorite book and toy growing up, old letters and cards, etc.
  • Old Clothes and Linens, I don’t know what to do with much of these!  I donated two bags to the people that call me every week already.
  • Star Trek Collectibles, most of these are boxed I just have to box the rest and they will probably go into long term storage.
  • Junk that might be worth something, I’m going to give anything she wants from this pile to my aunt, who is very good about holding yard sales and such.  There are about 4 boxes of books that fall into this category.
  • Lawn and House equipment, this is all piled neatly in a corner and I will leave it for the next people who get the house.
  • One box, filled to the brim with stuffed animals.  I don’t know what to do with this.

That’s about it, basically all we did was tidy things up, though my Dad did take one box of stuff to store in his garage with my camping and sports equipment.  Cleaning up like this is so easy if you’re motivated.

It’s a Jungle Down There

I promised pictures of the basement I need to be cleaning:


I’ll promise you pictures after I clean it up, but who knows how soon that day will come?

If you want to come help me let me know!