A kid-friend was thrilled to discover we have a closet under the stairs, Harry Potter style. The door’s on the end instead of the side, and jumping on the stairs no longer rains down sawdust, after we had the underside of the stairs reinforced with a thick piece of lumber, but it’s still a closet under the stairs. Ours has a trap door into the basement, with a ladder to climb down. The furnace repair guys love that!
We excavated, first sorting the videos and DVDs, reluctantly parting with videos we no longer have a device for, except for family stuff. Those we’ll convert, someday. Then we dug through the surprisingly large collection of musical instruments. Further back we found a couple of boxes of treasure and some framed pictures. One was proof of my love of fantasy even as a young child.