Gah. I keep thinking somehow that there’s another week left in September. Four days of being somewhere else seems to have confused my tiny little brain. I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to manage moving *and* finishing the first third of MD by the 30th. Gah! _Gah_! is still not resolving properly, after all. I donno what gives with it; I’ve emailed gandi and 100megs to see if they can shed any light on the subject.

I hate moving. I feel like I don’t even know where to *start*, right now. Despite the fact that the obvious answer is ‘the garage’, because that’s where stuff that’s still in boxes is. I may have to put the books in boxes for a few weeks while I (which is to say Shaun) work on the maze bookshelf, because I don’t think it’s going to be done by the time we move in. OTOH, I think if I use 1/2 inch plywood instead of 3/4′ — and 1/2′ should be plenty thick — I should be able to fit one more row into the maze, which is good, ’cause right now it’s 8″ tall, which is 96 inches, and if you divide that by 10 inches (the current distance between the top of one shelf and the bottom of the next in our paperback-sized bookshelves), that’s 9.6 shelves. Our current shelves are 3/4′ particle board and there’s 8 inches between the bottom of one shelf and the top of the next (the space the books actually fit into). So if I save .5 inches over 9 shelves, that should give me an additional 4.5 inches, which is one more shelf. Right?

*plots it out on photoshop*

Right, except I still end up with dead space at the bottom. frell. I get 10 rows and then 6 inches of dead space, and I need 8 to fit books in it. Or 7, at least. Frell.

I should eat breakfast and do some real work instead of this.

3 thoughts on “gah.

  1. If you end up with dead space like that, try to center it high in the bookshelf and put knick-knacky things there in stead of books. It will break up the maze and make it interesting.

    (I, who apparently watches too much Trading Spaces, for my own good. And although that’s crap grammar, I’m keeping it.)

  2. Oh. Well. Crap. I guess I won’t use 1/2 inch plywood, then.


    Yah, I’ll try to work my dead space in so it’s not, y’know. Totally dead.

Comments are closed.