In preparation for the construction, today Jeannie and I had to pack up the kitchen. This meant wrapping up hundreds of plates, silverware, mugs, glasses, and so on while weeding out the chipped and rusted dishes that should have been tossed long ago. One of the residents came to oversee us and make sure we didn't through out anything important. This was probably wise - were it up to me I would have tossed everything and gotten into trouble further down the road. Even so, she ended up saving a lot of stuff that was ugly, mismatched and of dubious value. It'll be really fun unpacking all those boxes in a few months...I imagine more than a few instances of "Huh? Why'd we keep this old thing?"
Still, it's exciting. The kitchen's going to be completely remodeled and modernized, the layout of Clubhouse will be more ADA-friendly, and if all goes to plan new furniture should really help class the place up.