I have been remiss in posting to WordPress, as the elephant (aka 4,700 cookbooks, plus a couple of thousand of his non-cookbook friends) made the humongous trip of 10 miles to their new home.
Suffice it to say that only about 1/2 of the elephant has been freed from his numerous boxes. I can compare it to reconstructing a jigsaw puzzle, missing some pieces here and there and hoping that upon opening and shelving the last box of cookbooks, my elephant will be safely ensconced in his new residence. However, due to the layout of the new residence, all of my best laid plans went awry and some shelves are sorely out of touch with their previous neighbours. Spain is now (hopefully only temporarily) living right next door to Kazakhstan!
I cannot comment on packing and unpacking some 4,700 cookbooks and a variety of other books. My left hip, leg and back, however, have been commenting almost daily.
I sincerely hope to make order out of the current chaos and get back to delving into the cookbooks to supply my readers with witty and informative posts about cooking and cookbooks. Stay tuned as the elephant is made whole again.