Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rain and books

Sunday night we got about 6 inches of very wet snow, and then it suddenly turned to a light rain. Last night, at around midnight we got a thunderstorm (the temperature was around 50F) and lots of rain. Because it had been cold (about 0-10F) the week before, the ground was frozen solid.

So, let's add rain to snow, add warm weather and you get...lots of water. Add frozen ground and you get: Flooding! Now, add a book warehouse to the mix, and what do you get? Yep, here it is, part of the north wall:

The north and west walls leaked, and some books got damaged. We won't know for sure if some are salvageable until they dry out—so if you see damaged books for sale on our website next week that say slight water damage, you know why! Here's a sample:

It wasn't as bad as it could have been, and insurance will most likely cover it, but what book lover ever enjoys seeing damaged books? Oh, and then Marti brings me this little gem, which got caught in the conveyor of the postal service:

Think I should sell it used? :)


Anonymous said...

sell it as : abused. and thank god for insurance.

Anonymous said...

That last picture almost made me throw up. :-(