- An entire closet devoted to board games.
- Kitchen cabinets filled with water bottles, aluminum bread pans, and cookie cutters we haven't used since 1984.
- The "homeschool closet" with random craft supplies from the old days of magazine-clipping-collages, dioramas and posterboard presentations. We chucked a collection of shells, cases of beads, rubber stamps, cardboard, and paint supplies.
Dad uprooting the wisteria
Mom on the new garden walk-way
Ian dismantling the giant branch that broke in the last windstorm (turns out the branch was weakend by a rope we tied around it as kids a decade ago)
Elliot, ready for ignition
Celebratory cigarNo smokes for the minor (Alex said, "Elliot, you can make your own out of sticks.") Notice the hand-held leaf blower: used by my brothers to stoke the fire.Success! Burn pile is reduced to embers