I mentioned that we bought a new desk recently. The reason for that is because my brother, the IT guy, gave my kids a new computer for Christmas. I think it's because he's sick of coming over to fix mine every time they mess it up. Their computer won't store anything important. It will be used mostly for homework and computer games. He even loaded parental controls onto it. No worries- I can decide how long they can browse the internet, which sites they go to, and what time it shuts down for the day.
Our 1500 square foot house is packed to the max with stuff for four kids and two parents. There was nowhere to put a computer. Our current desktop has lived in the corner of the dining room for a few years. I wanted it somewhere out in the open for safety reasons. My brother suggested getting a longer desk and setting both computers up next to one another. They could share the same printer and everything would be kept together. So that's what we did.
I cleaned out the file cabinet. I cleaned out the old desk. I sorted, I filed, I threw away, I wiped and cleaned. Wowzers- that was a major job. If I would have realized all that, I probably would have turned down the offer of the free computer!
I found photos, mementos, and videos from Son #1's baby days. No, I don't have any way to watch the videos, but at least I have them. Best of all, I found my old, old computer backup, the one that crashed years ago. It's very important because it contains the very first digital photos we ever took. I've been looking for it for about two years. I am really happy to have that back!
I guess I got a really good jump on Spring Cleaning. Either that, or I'm really behind from last year. Yep, it's the second one.
I already have my next project in mind- switching the kids rooms around. We're going to put the girls in the same room and split the boys up. The bad news is that everyone has to move. This job is going to make the desk job look like a cake walk. Can't wait.