Insurance companies usually advise you to photograph the contents of your house, so if there’s a total loss, you have proof for the insurance company of what you’ve lost. And then you’re supposed to store the photos somewhere other than your house. In today’s world of digital cameras and pictures stored in the cloud, there’s probably way more digital evidence than most of us would ever need. But I was rummaging through my desk drawer at work, and ran across some pictures from when I had heeded that advice in the pre-digital era. I think they were taken in 1998 shortly after I moved into my current house, so M was about a year old. So funny to see the contrasts between then and now — some rooms have relatively little change, and others look quite different. We’ve definitely accumulated more stuff.
The computer area in the corner of the living room, and M (in the first pic, he’s at far right in his high chair):
My room, now E’s and my room, or perhaps now it belongs to the cat:
Corner in the spare bedroom, which has been turned into E’s closet: