We have almost entirely filled up a third storage space in San Jose with my mother’s stuff as we clear her San Francisco house for sale. I spent two days with a crew of 6 movers who shuffled boxes and furniture into and out of a moving van. The attic is empty and the top two floors are cleared and swept. We would have finished entirely but the van was too full. One more half-day of moving, then we can sweep out the bottom floor.
Thanks to our generous and loving friends, the toxics (mostly paint and old medicine) have been taken to appropriate disposal sites. The house plants have all been adopted out. My brother is visiting next weekend and will collect some outside potted plants and garden ornaments. We hope the 1878 Victorian house in Pacific Heights will be on the market in two weeks. What a big job this has been!
Images by Katy Dickinson Copyright 2012