Today the Living Room was almost reclaimed. Room was gained to the point a vacuum cleaner could be used. The couch was pulled out from the spot it has set upon for ever and the thick dust behind was suctioned up. Piles and piles of old paid bills were removed. Dozens and dozens of boxes of costume jewelry (there are hundreds of boxes throughout the house) were moved to a central “let’s put the jewelry here” spot. Stacks and stacks of clothing (with hangers) covered furniture, boxes and the floor to chest level. Behind the inner mountain of stuff are the keepsakes, the treasures, the bounty that somehow did not get crushed by the cascading, shifting stuff.
These several times a week forays into the interior of the house will return the home to the beauty that once was. My Aunt was extremely proud of the home her husband had built and all the interior work he personally did. In honor of her, we are not rushing. Week by week we will regain the interior beauty and soon we will add splashes of color outside.