Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Books and Bookcases

IKEA BILLY BookcaseA lot of things are happening, but we haven’t been writing much about it. My parents have moved into their new apartment almost 2 months ago. All this time they have been slowly finding and buying the furniture for their new home.

It’s been an exhausting, yet fun experience. Problems like these are my favorite kind of problems. At this point however they are very close to done.

The latest addition is the IKEA BILLY bookcase system. Huge thanks to Misha for helping us get all of it to Brooklyn. Without his help there is no way we would be able to get it. Long live the minivan… and its owner! teeth

My dad has brought a lot of books from Tashkent with him. All this time they’ve been hidden away or stacked in several layers in the old apartment. He wanted to get a bookcase that wouldn’t be deep, so he could just arrange all the books without burying any of them.

Over the past 2 days we put the cases together and today my dad has unpacked the books and put them on the shelves. He still regrets sometimes about the books that he chose to bring here and what he chose to leave behind. Apparently the ones that we brought over from Uzbekistan can be easily bought here, but the ones that were left behind are nowhere to be found.

Funnily enough my aunt came over from Moscow yesterday. With her she brought two books — Грибы СССР, Насекомые СССР — that Tanya tracked down for my dad at his request, for which he’s very grateful to her. He said that “Insects of USSR” inspired his hobby of collecting insects in the first place.
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