|Bill Bracy setting up his Christmas tree|
He took most of one day to put this tree together. There are books in the middle as well as what you see at the edges of the tree. These are books he had in his basement that had no home on a shelf. Yet.
Christine is good natured about Bill's obsessive collecting, but she does develop a tic if books are stacked on the floor against a wall. So Bill constructed the tree, which puts off building new shelves for another two months. (Of course, by then he'll have a new stack).
There is no cure for him. Eventually she must kill him.
Fortunately, Bill and Christine have a large house with high ceilings and three bathtubs, so he has a little time. Still it's filling up fast.
But I expect he'll still be around next year at Christmastime to repeat this creative act.