Thankfully, the purging bug hit while it was still summer. The kids are doing some school right now, but it is mostly things they can do on their own, thank you Teaching Textbooks and DuoLingo.
Right now, if you texted and asked how it was going, I would send you a photo of the bookshelf I am almost halfway finished with:
If you asked to come over and see it in person, you would discover that much chaos goes into creating order:
Not only that, you'd see my growing piles of items to give away:
I do hope to have made some pretty good headway by the time we officially kick off "full school" after Labor Day. I look forward to taking a deep breath of satisfaction after dusting the last shelf, and organizing the last book. Until then, if you want to come for coffee or swimming, please still come, just step carefully around the piles.