To say that we were "packrats" would be an understatement. We had a 400 square foot rec. room and a two car garage that you could barely navigate through. At one time, we owned a light bar from a police car, at least half a dozen army cots, and a large collection of electrical and mechanical parts from dozens of small home appliances that we had taken apart over the years. Our friends were always amazed that, when someone mentioned renting some tool or toy, we usually had one or two. We had enough camping equipment that we could literally outfit a cub scout pack. The items that were of value that we donated to local charities ended up filling five moving trucks. It was cathartic as we watched the trucks pull away time after time.