recycling center. He then said that he’d meet you over there. You walked into the shelter, and again took in the two dozen stacks of chest high gaylords, half of which were stacked on top of one another. Some had “done” written in magic marker on their sides – meaning these books had been sorted and were ready to ship off to the mill.
Steve set you up, procured pallets and empty cardboard boxes for the discards. And, you then began to sort. Shortly thereafter, you took a break and went into the main building in order to get some small cardboard boxes. While there, you met up with Vera, who had not heard that sorting was going on in the tent/warehouse area. No matter, you thought. You then started working with her.
The big find of the day was a box of Alaskana books. Now this previously thin section will be robust. There were also a lot of children’s books, as always, with a higher percentage of these books being for very little children.
There were far more boxes of books, three pallets worth, than you could sort in one day. And most likely, more are on the way. You felt overwhelmed in realizing this – your hope was that the number would be on the downswing and you’d have a small number of books to deal with.
You are now feeling very anxious about this deal. It’s summer and you have a lot going on, on the home front. You cannot now put in as many hours as before, without pay. You keep telling yourself to take a let’s wait and see attitude. In the meantime, think, out of sight out of mind.
Next: 123. 5/3/20: Spring, again