Projects during Covid-19 Lockdown
Sunday, January 17, 2021
It’s been 10 months now, and I’m struggling to find projects that I WANT to do rather than projects that I SHOULD do... and there certainly are lots of the latter.
This week-end I decided to sort the books in our back bedroom... wonder when it will become a guest room again? To give you some background, Peter and I are voracious readers and there are big bookcases in almost every room plus about 10’ of overflow floor to ceiling in the basement.
We tend to read different kinds of books. I enjoy fiction much more than Peter does. He reads more biographies than I do. He has many, many, many books on cars, motorcycles and trains, while I have more travel books, as well as books on visual artists, religion and architecture.
One of the items on the to-do lists I made the first week of January was to go through my books (I wouldn’t dare cull Peter’s) and find some to donate to the little free libraries around town, others for the church library, and others for the “Friends of the Library book sale”, which supports the municipal public library. The purpose was to make space for new books received for Christmas and others I will buy using an Amazon gift card Peter gave me. This is in line with my recent attempt to do the one-in, one-out plan.
It is hard for me to give away books that I love. I’ve read many of them 3 or 4 times, and know that I will read them again. I did come up with a grocery bag full for the free libraries, though, and will take them around tomorrow. I’ve started a box for the Friends Sale, and have put a few aside for when Sunday School starts again... maybe in September.
BUT... in the middle of this SHOULD do, I found something I will ENJOY... brochures from some of our recent trips which were never put into scrapbooks. That will be fun... even though I know they won’t mean anything to our kids, who will throw them out when we are gone.
Any projects you’ve enjoyed doing during lockdown?
Thanks for reading,