My daughter and her cat are moving back home so she can finish the college degree she began years ago. She is shipping seventeen boxes, and there is simply no room in our home of forty-six years to store any more stuff. Major chunks of our “treasures” must go! The basement crawl space is the logical place to store her things, and I have begun divesting it of our worldly goods: old camping equipment, high school textbooks, ancient toys, a pair of crutches, an unused booster seat, and on and on. We have been living on top of a rummage sale!
Hopefully when daughter and cat arrive, heavenly “treasures” will replace the material ones I am getting rid of. Our daughter will need our patience, understanding, encouragement and love to step into her new chapter of life. The cat will need its measure of the same!
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