Jim, 2nd of Mark's sons moved in with us 2 years ago, into an upstairs room that was once shared by my son Tim (my oldest) and Matt, Mark's middle son. Then later by the youngest, Dale, who is now in a downstairs bedroom closest to the back door. Meaning he won't be here long if I can help it. Jim has since vacated the upstairs room and I am stuck with the mess. Like an evicted tenant there is leftovers from each of the kids that have occupied the room, mostly stuffed into the very large closet.
When my mother was alive she loved to go to garage sales and pick up games and such that the kids would like. Those are in there, puzzles, hundreds of VHS tapes, Nintendo games, books of Liz's that somehow made it in there. Pictures, even a box of Matt's old clothes from high school. Mostly baggy shorts and shirts that somehow after nearly 10 years are back in style, at least by high school kids that refuse to give up that hideous fad. The sight of a nearly grown kid holding his pants up by his crotch is nothing a person should have to look at day and day out.
With all this Mark is back to hauling mail at night, including the weekend. I wonder if I'll have a ceiling for Thanksgiving?? At least I am done with work on Tuesday night. I am off school from Wednesday to Sunday!!! Except for my four 2 hour shifts with Mrs H on the weekend I will be off from work!
I am nearly done with the bedroom, I have happily tossed most of the crap. Saved a box of nearly complete Lego sets that the grand kids will love. The bedroom will be for them to use. They can stay here as long as they like!