Cleaning out the Attic

There are times in our lives when we need to clean out the attic, basement, closet, or garage and have a rummage sale.  When we returned from Europe our basement was too cluttered, dirty, and wet for me to use it to apply the water-based lacquer finish on the three stringed instruments I put together earlier this summer, so I began the task of cleaning, sorting, and drying.  The process was like an archeological dig which uncovered layers of our life together over the past 16 years.  I was forced to deal with the remn