Something about the fact that Evan is on his own now and Erin is in school (but very much mentally on her own) makes us both think that it’s time to clear out the junk. Our house has accumulated about 20 years of detritus that we either thought we might use eventually or were too busy being parents to go through.

That time has come. We have resolved to empty the attic and touch everything in it and decide if it stays or goes. We will adopt a kind of “guilty until proven innocent” attitude and decide that it will be thrown out unless we can come up with a really good reason to keep it.
I got down every box of old paperwork this past weekend and we started going through it and have generated five garbage bags of trash so far.

We’re off to a good start. But it’s gonna take forever.