"I'll just block it off," I said, "the living room and kitchen are plenty of room for me!"
Then I found out that a grade school child was coming to live with me, at least for the current school term. More help was needed from Trinity seminary here, where they had a barn with furniture that I could borrow.
"But what will he do in a house with no television?"
No problem. He just logs into the internet, tracks down some online games, or watches a movie on the cartoon channel.
He was online before I knew it, and showed me a new way to access the internet. (Parental controls activation was my next task.)
These are the fruit of the last 10 years, including Victory Outreach School of Ministry, Vanguard University (BA in Religion and MA in Bible) and ordination to the ancient order of Deacons.
They no longer fit in the lovely bookshelf (above) that Ronnie built for me in Mississippi.
However, the apartment comes with a lovely glass-doored case with ample room for the overflow.