Our ordeal with the roofing disaster and debris finally came to a close a couple of weeks ago. The lawsuits were settled finally and now we are going to move. I haven’t moved for 18 years and I have forgotten what a big job it is. A lot of our stuff is still covered with roofing debris and will have to be cleaned before we can pack.
Like my hundreds of cookbooks, which are covered with little black rocks, black sand and microscopic dust. So today I started vacuuming them, wiping them down with wet paper towels and then dry paper towels. I haven’t really looked at my cookbooks since I started my blog. Maybe occasionally for reference, but not to really read them. So today I actually picked up and opened about half of my cookbooks. Each and every one. It was such a nostalgic trip, almost like a reunion with old friends that I hadn’t seen for years, but had enjoyed so much in the past and had wonderful memories of our times together. Anyone seeing me caress the pages of a cookbook and sigh would have probably thought I was a little dingy.
Tomorrow I will go and pick up a lot of boxes from the moving company and start putting the books in them. I am looking forward to unpacking them in the new house and putting them in a logical order in the bookcases. I have stacks of cookbooks all over my house, so I will get to incorporate them into those already on the shelves. A wonderful OCD project awaits me.
So I am going to take a little vacation from my blog so I can pack and move. I will be back in a couple of weeks with some fun recipes that I have in mind. In fact, I was going to make some Black and White Checkerboard Cookies today and photograph them. I went so far yesterday as to making the vanilla and chocolate dough, which was chilling in the refrigerator today. But then I thought to myself that I better put the dough in the freezer and get to packing. It will keep just fine until I get in the new house.
I’ll talk to you soon.