Monday, May 29, 2006

Major Disaster at Chez Crider

Bookshelf collapse. Luckily I wasn't in the office when it happened, or I'd now be buried under hundreds of paperbacks, or maybe just cold-cocked by the shelves. How the computer survived, I don't know, but it did. This may slow things down around here for a while. First, I'll have to go through those stages of denial, anger, bargaining, and acceptance.

17 comments:

Flip Dixon said...

That's what you get for all that gratuitious Da Vinci Code bashing! Silas was apparently looking for you...

James Lincoln Warren said...

During the Northridge earthquake in 1994, Harlan Ellison was buried beneath a whole pile of books and had to be rescued. True.

Livia J Washburn said...

Photos! We want to see photos!

Seriously, what are you putting these shelves up with?

Unknown said...

Hey, they lasted for 23 years. Maybe I need professionl help. Professional shelving help, I mean.

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

As someone who's counting the hours before a similar incident occurs at Rancho Yesteryear--I feel your pain, Bill.

Anonymous said...

It's a message, Bill. You were meant to take 10 paperbacks and send them to each of us.

Trust me - it'll work.

Carl V. Anderson said...

That sucks, especially if any of the books got damaged! Hope not! Glad to hear the PC didn't get damaged...or you for that matter.

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Again!? Didn't you have a collapse a year or two back, Bill?

Unknown said...

Again. I need someone with expertise. Like . . . you.

Anonymous said...

In an effort to do my part to prevent further mishaps, I voliunteer to take all the Whittingtons and the JUNKIE to alle viate the weight on the shelves and to clear out space for other titles

Unknown said...

Thanks for the offer, Scott. But no dice.

Cap'n Bob said...

Luckily it was paperbacks and not real books that fell.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh. I'm glad you're okay.

Anonymous said...

Gee, Bill, you could have become a legendary figure, the Charles Valentin Alkan of the blogosphere, but you had to be in another room at the time!

Art Scott

Juri said...

Never mind you or the books, but did any of the books get damaged? :P

Anonymous said...

Bill Crider, the Collyer Brother of our world!

Allan Rast said...

If by chance you had a professional do the installation you can file suit for a defective installation. I'm sure the judge would throw the book at him.