Yesterday was a challenge of a weird sort.
Almost 2 years ago my father in law moved in for just a couple of months to get settled in a new community. He has never left. This has caused a huge space issue in our house.
Wifey and I had an office/sewing room. She sacrificed her office space and we put all the sewing stuff in short term storage for his move in. Well - he has never moved out so this has caused some major space cruch challenges.
Last night I was trying to clear more space in the dining room - this displaced a bunch of stuff that had just been stored in very akward spots. Much of it was mine, some was hubby and the kids, but a chunch was wifey's. This caused a lot of resentment and old feelings to bubble up. Everything from the intrusion of an in-law to not feeling like she has her own space.
I understand all that - I really do - but we can't just live like hoarders-in-training . . . it is not cool!
We talked about it and the feelings are calmer but the underlying problem is not solved, and I am not sure how to solve it.
Over the last year I have been doing a huge purge of uneccessary stuff . In doing this I am able to give the stuff I love proper homes. That is a nice feeling.
Maybe it is time for a huge house shuffle once again - move things around . . . that is always fun!