For years, I've had this notion of how to make a bookshelf. This week, pushed by the fact that I was about to not have the car with the cargo capacity to easily carry larger stuff, I bought the lumber I needed. For the last couple of days, I've been drilling and screwing boards together. There were a couple of bumps along the road, like when I realized that I'd gotten a couple of the wrong boards. But happily, a couple of 6'6" boards fit into a Civic sedan. And as it came together, realizing just how unequal the lengths of a lot of nominally 6' boards were. But I got it all together. And now I have all of my books on shelves, and a certain feeling of accomplishment.