In the process of getting the house ready for most of the flooring being replaced, we've chosen to act like we're moving. We've donated boxes of books, bags of clothes, collections of toys, and even some furniture! This is our latest collection waiting to be carried off. We did not intend to give Fred away. That seems to be his idea.
This is what the office looked like while they were working on the bedrooms. The cats were torn between hating it because they detest change, and liking all the tall things to climb on.
Complete with necessary cat, of course. They're everywhere!