I was settling in to finally watch Godzilla the other night, when I heard an unfamiliar sound — splat, splat, splat. My cave is always filled with strange new sights, but rarely strange new sounds, so I went to investigate and found one of the ceiling lights had water dripping from it.
Let me tell you, nothing will get the heart rate of a collector going faster than the knowledge that something is about to destroy all of his possessions. I’m no stranger to water leaks — water is my sworn enemy — but I have never moved so fast to protect the affected area as I did that night, yelling for buckets, towels, tarps! Honestly, the leak was very slow and very minor, but I was convinced the ceiling was about to cave in with my son riding in the tub from the bathroom directly above.
The good news is that the leak was fairly easy to fix, and there was no damage other than that done to my psyche. I have been meaning to refocus my display shelves and this is the perfect time, since most of the items were thrown into boxes and bins before the plumber arrived.
Now, I’m left with the decision of how to display the items. I know I will pack up the 80’s toys and focus more on vintage super heroes, but do I mix them up or separate them by character? Batman will have his own cabinets all to himself since that collection is my pride and joy, but Superman, Spiderman, Hulk, Green Hornet, Wonder Woman — they will all have to play nice together somehow.
Rearranging my collection is one of my favorite things to do, so I’ll enjoy using these lemons to make some lemonade. Stay tuned and I’ll post pictures of the final result.