"Ring, Ring, "Ring, Ring" my cell phone was going off. I picked it up and saw the wife was calling. Nothing out of the norm because she calls me several times a day.
I hit the answer button and said "Hey babe, what's up?"
A frantic voice was on the other end and it said, "I need forty dollars right now!"
Without blinking an eye I said, "Okay"
"Really!" Now her voice sounded like a kid who was just given a piece of candy.
"Sure, I will work it in the budget somehow." I said back being the supportive husband that I am.
"Do you even want to know what it is for?" She asked.
"Nope, I trust you and if you need it that bad you didn't even need to ask." I wanted to keep the best husband thing going for as long as I could and if forty bucks bought me a your the best attitude then I will gladly pay.
She ended the conversation with, "Well okay, I will see you when you get home."
This is what $40.00 bought.
Some are classic first additions from 1907 and some are those kind of books you would not know who in the world would ever buy.
My thought is to take them to the half price book store and make a deal at fifty cents a book takes the whole thing.
Until then, my living room is filled with boxes and boxes of books.