After a busy day at work and no time for tripping through Blogland, I headed for DH’s home office to check some sites before heading out to dinner and a concert.
As I walked in to the office imagine my stunned surprise to find this!
Now this man isn’t the most organized person but this was a bit more of a mess than I expected. (My computer is too old and needs an upgrade so I use his new system from time to time). It took a minute for the scene to register…the brackets had pulled away from the wall dumping all the content onto his desk, chair and floor. He had just added “one more thing” to the shelf, a ream of type paper the day before. The shelves were hung in his office right after we moved in 24 years ago and in that time he just stacked one thing after another on them. Finally, that last ream of paper was the “straw that broke the camels back” and down it all came. The computer is barely visible in the rubble and the keyboard totally buried.
I couldn’t/didn’t touch a thing and quietly backed out of the room so he could see it and attend to it later. As I left the room I glanced around for the camera. There is was on the corner of the desk untouched. A grabbed it and snapped the pictures. Later when he walked into the room he was stunned, too. It took all night (I was at Stitch ‘n Bitch) to sort it out and get to the computer. The piles of ‘stuff’ are now in boxes and the poor dear is trying to decide what to do with all of it…more shelves? (He put a little 'disclaimer' on this picture that you can't read "Warning-destruction is smaller than it appears") NOT!
The thing about it is that I am so thankful this happened during the day when we were away. If either of us had been sitting at the desk, as we usually are in the evening, who knows how badly we would have been hurt! It’s frightening to think about that consequence.