Five cases of books moved to tables in my study to protect them from water
Photo by Rebecca Ascol
Damage done to our facilities the last two years during hurricane season has left us in a long, ongoing effort to have repairs completed. The roof above my study was damaged and patched and damaged again and repaired again, only to discover more extensive damage upon closer investigation. In God’s mysterious providence, two weeks ago, as repairmen began to work on the more extensive problem (replacing a gutter system), they discovered yet more problems. While exlporing ways to address this latest discovery, the workers left the gutter system dismantled and exposed for a couple of hours. In SW Florida during this time of year, that is long enough for several inches of rain to fall…which is exactly what happened.
Though none of my books were damaged when water came into the building (including a small amount into my study), it was judged wise to remove the ones shelved on the outside wall until all repairs are complete. No one knows how long that will be. For now, most of my history, theology pastoral ministry and biography books are spread over 3 tables and my desk in my study. A narrow pathway leads to my chair. Now when I sit at my desk I get the sensation of being in a cave, which according to some, suits my neanderthal ways just fine.