Granted, it had not been "cleaned" all summer, but should it really have to be in the summer when no one is wearing coats? There is a crazy number of coats in there, but we do have a crazy number of people living here!
I was amused at my laundry piles for the day - check out the volume of shoes. Some were just given to us and some I'm washing to pass on, but it was still at least a dozen pairs of shoes to be washed. (Shoes, overall, are a constant messy problem at my front door!)
I decided we absolutely must start packing the piles that are waiting to go to Ethiopia. None of this is our personal packing, just all the orphanage donations that we are taking. I found out today that we can take three suitcases each, so that means I have several more bags that I can fill with back-packs to hand out to the orphans at West Sands School if anyone wants to donate them. I need a total of 220!
I actually spent all morning on the phone and computer booking FOUR round-trip tickets to Ethiopia, via Istanbul, Turkey, and TWO one-way child tickets for the trip back. We are leaving on Friday, October 26th!