08 January 2009

Where You Off To? The Bookshop...

Thursdays are, typically, pool days...but Richard had to take Freda's mother to the doctor and two of the girls were sponsored and began school yesterday, so we couldn't swim.

Instead, we went to the local bookshop (where we bought all of the textbooks) and helped the owner and his wife price all of the new shipment.
They gave each of us a pencil with a sharpener and eraser to share. Then they walked us back in to this:
Stacks and stacks of boxes filled with books...
And some filled with trash...
Here are a few before and after boxes (some already priced, some waiting to be priced)
We stood at that little table for about 5 hours, they just continued to stack books underneath, on top and beside...and we found the price in the publisher's book of prices, wrote it in pencil on the front page of the book, and then shelved (Daina) or re-boxed (both of us) the newly marked books.
By the end of the day, we were old pros...

I am headed back today to help a little bit more before I go to Discover to Recover(!)

Oh, can you name the movie from the title?

2 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Wow!! What a workout! You can't say you haven't done it all while you were in Africa! HOLY cow!
Nope. Can't name the movie.
Boo! I am only 1 for 3 with your blog titles today!

Lisa Marie said...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!!! :)