My father-in-law has been gone for a year now, and my mother-in-law is settling into her new house. The only things left at the old house are tools and parts and fix-it supplies that my mother-in-law has no use for. Many of these things will come to our house, to be integrated into our lives, to be used by the next generation.
These cabinets were original to their house, built in 1965. My father-in-law removed them about ten years ago, when he remodeled the kitchen. They became his work area, where he would repair household items and electronic gadgets, and build his radio-controlled planes. I see them living their next life in our basement workshop.
This white cabinet will probably be installed in the cottage by our barn, where the nursery office will be this year. The large brown cabinet may go into our laundry room ... I think it will fit where I'm imagining it.
This green wooden cabinet will be very useful in our garage. I have the perfect place for it ... as soon as I move some other stuff out of that spot.
I am most about this chair. The Husband remembers spending many hours in this chair as a youngster ... sitting at his father's workbench, drawing, painting, coloring, and spending time with his dad.
I doubt that we can keep the same level of organization that Dad did. I tend to have more of a 'hunt-through-the-piles-to-find-it' kind of system.
I can't wait to bring these things here and make them part of our home!