I couldn't really blame her. Some of you probably remember the mishap with "Buttercup Book Shop" when I finished it and put it up on top of the bookcase....That was in 2008!(See Butercup Bookshop in the label section if you want the whole story.)
I got about two steps up the ladder and dumped the whole thing on the floor....Yes, it was an accident. I didn't mean to.
I just didn't have the heart to start over right then. There was some broken furniture and a lot of books to put back, not to mention several windows with unhinged trim.
I kept dusting around it...Finally, four years later, I thought it was time to do what had to be done. And today I got up the nerve to take it down and do it.
The little shaker shelf on the top floor had some pieces broken off.
The food counter on the bottom floor was almost demolished. At least the pieces weren't broken, just coming apart.
I had all of the book shelves glued in place, but just lightly. They now will never come out.
As usual, I did all the work. Tessie and Zar sat and drank coffee, ate cake and of course read books.
It was a regular meeting of the Monday Morning Book Club...Very exclusive. Two members.
I worked from the top down. When I finished the last floor, Tessie immediately went into selling mode.
Since Zar was the only customer, she sold him a book on, what else? Dollhouse Building.
Anyway, I am about to attempt the second raising of the book shop. I do hope it turns out better than the last one.
As soon as I get it back up there, there is a three section bookcase that is seven foot tall to clean out. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.
See you tomorrow.