Storage Solutions

I have a dilemma.

In playing this new game of fit-baby-into-our-one-bedroom-apartment, I’ve run into some problems. I recognize that I’m going to have to make a lot of sacrifices in the name of space. My biggest and most painful compromise is the necessary evil of putting my books into storage. Not all, but most. And by most I mean about 900 of my approximately 1000 titles. The plan is to sit in this apartment for a year before moving to a bigger house where I can then unpack them all again and sit surrounded by books for days while I weep in joy at having my lovelies back around me. I love my books.

Here’s my problem. We have a very small storage unit that is already full. I have about four large bins worth of books that still need a storage home. Where in HELL am I going to put them? I can fit one in my closet, but I need to save room in there for more baby stuff that’s coming. I can put one in Derek’s closet and hope that he doesn’t notice. Beyond that, I’m stuck. The worst part? There’s MORE items that have to go into storage than just books. We have clothes that won’t fit me for at least a year, but I’m not willing to part with and we have items that we use and enjoy, but just don’t have the space for right now.

Rargh. I need a bigger house.

In other news, the diabetes thing has become a little more manageable, if still entirely obnoxious. I did have to go on insulin, which I suspected, and I’ve become accustomed to giving myself my daily shot of insulin before dinner. The hardest part is eating on a schedule and staying away from carbs. I heart carbs and I never realized how much until I had to put such severe limitations on how many grams I get to eat! It’s alright, though. I’m on my way to a happy healthy motherhood, right? Right? It’s all good.


5 thoughts on “Storage Solutions

  1. Why does it seem like we never have enough space? We get more space and we fill it up with more stuff and then need more space. Vicious cycle.

    Congrats on the good diabetes news. However I feel you pain because I love me my carbs too. When I did the Atkin’s diet before our wedding to lose alot of weight fast I thought I was going to die without bread. Seriously.

  2. You’re not going to like my advice but… purge. Purge like you’re a bulimec getting ready for prom. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the books that go – perhaps you need to clean out the storage space?

  3. Vegas – I know what you mean. I feel like we just did a huge purge and yet here we are, trying to find more stuff to get rid of!

    dawnmarie – Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass!

    Sherry – We’re trying. The books won’t go. Sorry. πŸ™‚ But yes, we have a lot of work to do in getting rid of all the crap.

    Toni – Ha! If shipping books to you wouldn’t be so damn expensive (in Italy OR in MN), I probably would!

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