Library expansion

I’m back from my short vacation, which was spent not being a tourist somewhere but rather working on my second library building. Even though I didn’t go away I found the computer did not call to me. I enjoyed working outdoors and not sitting in front of a screen.

Below you can see progress on the second building, looking through eastward to the first, which is mostly completed except for the siding and finishing up the roof fascia. Above is a view looking back the other way from the first building. The first building has double doors on one side and a window on the other; the second building has double doors on both sides.

The top image is a sort of photo chaekkori. Some shelves, not surprisingly, are devoted to nails and tools at this stage.

I remember years ago when I was a student someone looked at my bookshelves and said “there must be a better way to store all this information.” Years later that person’s vision has been largely realized by Google and others, and all the words and pictures on the pages of these books could be stored on one small disk. But books do not just store information they embody information. To those who say it is folly to retain all these printed books I say simply Chacun a son gout.

first library building seen from second library building

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  1. I am jealous! Jealous! Jealous!

  2. Nancy, I’m a little jealous too, of my last week’s self, because now I’m back at work, and with my long commute, well, I guess it’s back to the grind.

  3. I agree with you. I have a library in the house but I have to separate a particular room because it still requires space. Books have a great value, but it understand the only one who read and taught. It does not understand simple people.