18 days from now THIS will be my reality
Unfortunately, until then, here is my ACTUAL REALITY
Don't worry, my husband (V) thought that at first when I first brought all this stuff home. Our second bedroom is now my "work room".... I have all my little books, tape and labels in order and i'm like a hawk watching that room. If I see one of my "children" (AKA my dogs) tip toeing their way over there, you can best bet that I will shoot up from whatever i'm doing to stop them (You're probably thinking, why not close the door? That would be the SMART idea, but unfortunately V usually forgets to shut it and in a Texas summer, you need all the ventilation in your apartment that you can get! Unless you want to end up in a heat wave).
Now, back onto what exactly i'm doing... As most of you know, I am a middle school teacher. Let's all think back to middle school for a moment and middle school mentality.
So, I package tape all my books. Yup, I should have PINTERESTED that idea! I put labels on all the books (2nd picture... And yes, ALL BOOKS BELONG TO ME! In case someone forgets of course). And then I cover it with packaging tape.
Now, those "few" books above are just my FIRST find at Half Price Books. I probably buy in the neighborhood of 150 books a summer. So, all in all, I probably have around 800-1,000 books in my classroom (I should NEVER hear... Mrs., you don't have anything good to read! Alas, I still do...)
Just think of how long it takes to cover that many books........
Who wants to come help? I pay in WINE!