Monday, November 17, 2008

A man is only as good as his shelf

It is an odd moment in your life when you get excited about finding the right shelving unit. But a Saturday trip to Costco provided the most excitement the Bender household has seen in a long time.

In the office aisle, a simple metallic structure with laminate shelving that can be stacked or arranged in an L-shape, was waiting. My wife and I hauled it into the base of our cart. For the better part of 45 minutes I poorly maneuvered the shopping cart around the concrete floor of the warehouse retailer slamming into the corners of aisles.

Kate and I heaved it out of the car and I carried it up piecemeal up the stairs. It's laying in pieces in the spare bedroom as the cat inspects what she hopes is an elaborate cat bed. Now, I just have to figure out how to put this thing together. If only I'd spent the last eight months working to improve my spatial thinking...

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