Friday, May 16, 2008

May 23, 2008 - Today's the day

that we start cleaning out the attic!

Attic is a bit of a misnomer. Our house is a storey and half, so the "attic" is the crawl space under the sloped section of the roof. It's about 5 feet high at the start and then slopes to about 6 inches high. My back hurts already!

The basement has been converted to an apartment, so we really don't have much storage space. When we first moved in 3 years ago, we crammed all sorts of things into the attic with the plan on sorting it all out later.

Later has arrived.

Not only is this going to be a physically hard weekend, but it's going to be an emotional one for me too. Most of what is currently stored up there is Liam's baby clothes, high chair, crib etc... We kept everything that was still in good condition because we had planned on having another baby. Well, the best laid plans and all that..... there isn't going to be another baby. And as much as I have made my peace with that, it's still going to be rough to see and feel all of the cute little clothes, impossibly small socks and all of the baby paraphernalia that we will never use again.

We are planning on having a yard sale in a couple of weeks to get ride of most of this stuff. The plan is also to cull the toys from Liam's room and rearrange it for him. We had bought a bunk bed last fall for a student who was going to board with us. His Visa fell through and he never came. Liam loves the bunk bed, so we are going to move it up to his room this weekend too. The condition for that happening is that he has to really pare down the stuff that he has. That's not going to be easy because he declares a deep and everlasting emotional attachment to every crappy broken MacDonald's toy that he has ever gotten.

Luckily it's a 3 day weekend here in Canada as we Celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. I'm going to need that extra day to soothe my aching muscles and my sad heart.
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