It is time. Time to clean out the basement...as in, REALLY clean it out. Time to get rid of all of the stuff we have collected (why?! why did we keep so much junk?!). I have done this in a couple of smaller phases over the last few years, but this is the real deal -- almost nothing is safe from my ministrations!!! Aside from the hoarding, the legitimate part of having so much stuff is that I had saved all of our baby stuff and outgrown kids' clothes with the thought of having it for future babies, but the Lord made our family complete at two children...and so now it is time to unload all of the stuff. I did NOT take a 'before' picture...it was way too crazy...but look at this stack of stuff all destined for the garage sale...and I'm not done yet!
This is all kids' clothes waiting to be reviewed and then put in the sale, too. Yup, it's a lot (the stacks are two bins deep)! But it's all of the kids' outgrown clothes, from their preemie outfits through last season...plus shoes and coats...for a boy who is now wearing size 8 or 10 and a girl who is now in size 6.
I spent the first half of my day working on all of that. A large portion of the second half of the day was spent at Urgent Care with Abigail...apparently she is very sensitive to the UV light the dentist used to harden the composite fillings yesterday, and she got this 'glorified sunburn', as the doctor called it today -- a nickel-sized wound on her chin. She also has a bit of a staph infection in it...so we have antibiotic cream and burn cream to rub into it as it heals. We never do things simply in our family. :)