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It's here, just been delivered at my desk: my lovely breadmaker (and recipe book, chopping board, set of wooden spoons, and focaccia dough mixture)! The box is quite humongous -- how on earth am I going to get it home with me?

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gamiila
Dec. 15th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Yes, I am feeling better.

I'm so glad. My heart went out to you last night when I read your entry.

I never kept a paper journal, but I find that I've been treating my LJ like one more and more. And speaking of paper: lately, I've found myself wondering if you ever did get that book that meant such a lot to you and that (one of the) the children had been careless with restored to its former glory?

I am glad to know you did manage to get it home. I have had this picture in my mind of you trying to accomplish that.

It took some doing, but I managed it -- and I did get a little help from colleagues and passers-by.
vegmb
Dec. 15th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
I have kept a sporadic paper journal since I was a child. Whenever there was something I couldn't contain but couldn't share with anyone around me I would pour it out onto the pages. At times I wish I made more entries in my lj than I do, but then I realize I am much more regular with it than I ever was with the paper one.

My book, alas, has not been restored. I have not found any place locally that does that sort of work and have not looked into sending it off to be done. Over the weekend, I let my children come into my room and look at my books to try to encourage my son to read more and they asked me about the old ones. I think it made more of an impression on them how old some of the books are than it had in the past. (Especially when I opened one of the volumes of Shakespeare and started reading it and they didn't understand what it was saying.)

Good to know people are still out there who will lend a hand when you need it.
gamiila
Dec. 15th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
I suppose having the book restored will keep for a while...I used to know someone who worked in paper restoration at one of our national museums here; I haven't seen or heard from him in ages, but maybe...hmmm. And otherwise, I know there is a convent near here that specializes in book and document restoration -- I'll make some inquiries. There's probably a waiting list as long as your arm, and since most of the sisters are at death's door with very little influx of young maidens to take their place, I don't know what help they can be. But perhaps they'll know of some place in America where the work could be done.