I had a dentist appointment yesterday - just for a cleaning and checkup. No cavities and altogether it only took just over 20 minutes. Cleanings go much quicker every 6 months rather than waiting 10 years like my last time. I always get the mint polish instead of the cinnamon.
After the dentist I finally put together the shelves in the basement. I bought 3 12 foot long 1x10's and used 8 cinder blocks to separate them. Altogether it cost almost exactly $50 for the boards and blocks. I made a little base out of 1x2's for under the bottom board. I didn't want it to sit on the ground. I think it will work out okay, but it's going to take me forever to get all the books sorted out. We also have 3 smaller bookshelves and I would like to maybe put all of one type of book in each bookshelf. We'll see. I also hope to get rid of a lot of books at some point too.