You guys recognize this little booger, right? My sweet little old man kitty, Sly. Sly has developed a nasty habit this year. He's started peeing on the carpet. At first we thought it was just the one spot in the hall. We put up a super tall pet gate that he couldn't jump over and started cleaning out his litter box twice a day instead of just once. Things seemed fine. But when I came home from DBF I noticed a very distinct, unpleasant smell. It turns out Sly had found a corner of the house that isn't frequently used and had turned it into his special secret litter box. And had been doing so for quite a while. Where was the secret litter box?
That's right, Reader Friends. Sly has been using the bottom row and back corner of my bookcase as his own personal toilet. For quite some time. Long enough that I had to throw away all of my black and yellow bottom row of books AND the bookcases.
Warped, damaged bottoms of bookcases.
More ruined books.
Basically, complete and total disaster. Luke and I spent all night last night taking all of my books and knick knacks off the shelves and determining what could be kept and what had to go. I would guess maybe 45 books total had to be tossed. I know it's a small amount when you consider that I am approaching 1500 books in my library, but it still hurt. A lot.
Rescued books piled around the house.
Thankfully, Luke and I also have Smart Shelves, which fit together in interlocking pieces. This means that instead of having to throw away the entire wall of bookcases, we only had to throw away the ruined pieces. Luke ordered replacements for me today, so my bookcases should be up again soon, minus the yellow and black portions that had to be trashed. This means two things:
A) I need to go book shopping to fill in my yellow and black sections
B) I'm going to have to redo my entire shelving system.
I'm considering switching from orienting my books horizontally by color to orienting them vertically by color. Just to switch things up. Either way, I'm thinking this is a good opportunity to do a vlog post showing how I put my shelves together and how I arrange the books since thats a question that I'm asked a lot on here. What do you guys think?