So the Salvation Army bag ended up being bags and then I decided to just refill the boxes that way we wouldn't have to burn the boxes too. Needless to say there were more boxes than Phil could fit in the car so I will be making more than one trip (I'll take some each day when I go to work).
The sad part is that we just scratched the surface of our clutter. We aren't exactly "hoarders" as in the TV show. We keep our clutter in the spare room and closets mostly but it is still unnecessary clutter. (I still could not give up Christian's ride on toys or John's table and stools that we made him out of car wheels and empty wooden wire spools.)
While I was outside I tried to take pictures of the pond for you all but it seems harder to take pictures when the sun is out as there are too many shadows. Plus I recently got a new computer and I am really missing my Microsoft Picture "thing" and I can't brighten any of these pictures. I have done the best I can with them though so here they are. The water is a bit murky as I really need make it a decent filter instead of just putting a filter bag over the pump and a filter cartridge under the frog spitter but that will be another project to come when I get all the supplies. The fish seem to all be doing great now even with our cold nights lately.
I know, I'll try to get some better pictures on the next cloudy day or closer to evening as you really can't see anything in these.