I decided to go to Ikea at the last minute to pick up some cheap shelves to display the CDs that have been in boxes for nearly 3 years. I took some sound advice from Living With Music. I haven't had a chance to pick up the small peace of wood to keep the CDs from sliding. I probably should do that before I get too far. I need to go back to Ikea to pick up some more shelves too. I originally got 20, thinking that I might have a few extras. Anyway, I'm only through the Gs and I already have a bunch of CDs I need to rip onto my external drive. There's no way all the music is gonna fit on these two shelves, so I'm not sure what to do with the rest. It may be time to trim the collection back, but it pains me. I've spent years and years collecting. I did some major filtering before I moved to the shoebox in Venice. I must have gotten rid of nearly 700 CDs. I don't know exactly how many I have now, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000-3000. Well, it feels good to get the tower of boxes sorted out. I'll keep you posted.