19 February 2008

Packing Books is NOT fun!

Well, the Grand Duchess and I are in the midst of packing up our belongings for the move into larger digs at the end of March/start of April. As you might expect, the associated activities have assumed precedence and seem to be dominating all areas of life at the moment. Those final nine Spencer Smith cavalry keep calling to me from the painting table, but I’m simply too wiped out in the evenings to sit down and dab a bit of paint here and there. Sigh.

Anyway, while emptying the various bookshelves and packing up too many book boxes, guess what I cam across? Two rule sets that I’ve never used and now wish to clear from the collection: They Died for Glory by Dave Waxtel and Robert Burke and Playable Napoleonic Wargames by Barry Edwards (02/22/2008 Update -- both titles have been claimed and are no longer available.). If any of you Grand Duchy of Stollen regulars (only those living in the US, please) would like either one or both, please e-mail me your address offline. I’ll stick them into a large envelope and send ‘em off to you directly.


Meanwhile, it’s back to the book boxes. Can you hear the Volga Boatmen singing in the background?

8 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

I know what you mean. I hope you're keeping the boxes small (or have some burly movers to do all the heavy lifting!). :-)

Jon said...

See here

MiniWargamer said...

I don't envy you at all. I am still unpacking from the move we made to Utah in December. Fortunately I have almost all of the boxes unpacked now and so can at least find stuff.

Der Alte Fritz said...

That would explain the dearth of news from the Grand Duchy of Stollen. Your updates are missed.

guy said...

My father moved house last autumn after 20 years in his old house. We found boxes in the attic which he never opened from the move 20 years ago. This included a box of mine with about 50 old Airfix magazines from the 1970's and a box of old Airfix enamel paint pots. Even better it had a train which I had converted using balsa wood into an armoured train and carriages which was inspired by the scene in the film Young Winston. I used Airfix WWI Germans painted as the Brits fighting Airfix civil war confederates as the Boers! Happy memories.

Regards,
Guy

Grimsby Mariner said...

Removal men won't thank you for having a literary interest. all they see are many heavy boxes that need carrying up abd down stairs. I know the last time we moved the moaning (and swearing) was frequent - and my library has grown considerably since then.

One of them asked if I had read them all and why I needed so many. I asked how much my wife was paying him to ask those questions.

Bluebear Jeff said...

We found that the cheap STAPLES and OFFICE DEPOT boxes with lids (like banker's boxes -- but cheaper) were great for books.

If really jammed, they still were a tad under fifty pounds and the two handle holes on the sides make them quite manageable.

They come in packages of six or so. I also added packing tape to improve strength.

Warning -- be sure to label boxes well.


-- Jeff

Steve said...

...I remember that when we moved, the advice where books are concerned was to pack them into 'many and small' rather than 'few and large', boxes... I seem to remember I used the boxes that you get printer paper in - lots of them - which I got from work for free over a period of time...

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