With a holiday coming up I took the opportunity to do some house cleaning. While doing so I came across all sorts of things. I came across an old lamp that belonged to my grandmother. It is decades old and the wood is still in great condition. I keep it in the storage room so nothing ever accidentally happens to it. It is surely a family heirloom and could possibly fetch a nice price. But I don't have any inclination to do anything with it other than let it mature in age. I will probably pass it on to someone I know and that way be responsible with it.
But that's not all I came across. There was also an old hat that belonged to my grandfather. It is of the bowler hat variety and still relatively clean. It was bought over fifty years ago and somehow made its way into my attic. I have worn it once or twice and would fit in nicely with some vintage clothing.
Next there is an old textbook from school. The course was a short one as I dropped it shortly after registering. Though I seemed to have forgotten about the textbook and so for one reason or another never returned it.
The fan I keep in this attic as the seasons and fresh air just make it feasible to do so. Often times I can just leave open a window open and let that suffice for comfort. The air often times is cool enough to forgo air conditioning or fans.
The coloring markers are for the times when I truly run out of things to do. At these times I just doodle an odd scene or two and that will usually take the place of something to do. The markers are rich and colorful and can satisfy me all afternoon. The scenes I come up with are rudimentary to say the least, but the colors keep me occupied all day.
I also keep office supplies in this same place. Whether it's extra paper or paperclips or folders they are all kept in one place for convenience's sake. They are an oddity and help to keep any home in proper working order.
So in all I kept dust off some old heirlooms, straightened this and that, and remembered some other belongings that would have surely been forgotten. I may even pick up the appropriate clothes to go with the hat and take in the appropriate costume party.