(BTW the total was wrong on the original post, only 4800, not 48000!)
And three culled down boxes of books packed and set aside.
The really hard part about doing that is when I see something I haven't read in a while and have to stop myself from reading it again, right then.
And I've weakened a little, I was going to donate (sell off) all the books I have by folks I don't know at least casually, also excepting the ones that I've gotten signed over the years. I'm now included limited and first editions and other special books in my packing. I figure those will be hard to replace, so I'm justified in paying to move them 2400 miles.
Or am I just kidding myself?
I am doing a second pass through my computer books, checking published dates. If it's more then 4 yrs old, it's definitely not worth hauling out there!
Also an amazing thing happened, my passport, which had gone missing two years ago, turned up in the middle of a stack of books (which I know is less then six months old as I got one of them just as I was joining a poker game with the author, but considered it too tacky to bring to a game to be signed. Also probably a good way to not get invited back to the next game!)
Found Passport means that I have to keep making plans for Scotland this summer, I'm taking these things as signs from the universe. I'll hold off on spending any un-refundable money until the very last minute, but plans are good. Plans can be changed, but having a plan means you can react faster if you need to use it. Yup I'm convinced!
So, who in the US has got airline tickets to Worldcon already? Can I fit in your luggage?
Above graphic still from http://www.zokutou.co.uk/wordmeter/ was wickedly snurched from mevennen, she's very smart, talented and pretty. Get out, buy her books and read her LJ!