Recently, I heard a rumor that underneath my computer and that monstrous pile of paper, there was actually a desk. This morning, I decided to find out. After an hour of throwing out old papers to be shredded and composted, sorting and filing bills and receipts and putting away cd-roms; I found the following: 4 stuffed animals-a hippo, a jubjub and 2 hello kitties (all mine, btw) 3 boxes of baby picture slides (also mine-looking for a projector) 6 spiral notebooks in various stages of use 1 accordion file for homeschooling (thought i lost it and bought another last week) 1 set of manuals for my new furnace, which had NOT been filed like I thought 20 empty jewel cases for cd's my hand lotion the chart for a cross stitch kit my daughter is working on my stapler the screwdrivers and pliers for working on my computer more candy and cookie wrappers than I care to count (this is a public computer, I am NOT eating all that.......lol) My printer! 1 candle in a jar 1 pencil cup with a million pens and markers in it (made by DS age 18 when he was 6) 1 hammer 1 staple gun 1 basket with remote controls for the living room tv 1 cd case(holds 128) 1 family contact radio for camping (how it got here i will never know) 2 boxes of floppy disks for schooling 1 basket of pix for my geneaology project 1 half full beer can........don't ask, don't ask I also found that there were a few things underneath that had gotten mislaid or just plain kicked under there: 1 bag of multicolored crepe paper streamers for easter? 1 large bag of poly fiber fill stuffing (i was wondering where that went) 3 keyboards 1 sound card, in static bag, with software 8 bars of stick memory that do not fit my computer 1spare monitor and tower (meant to be for DGD if DD ever comes for it) I box containing my genealogy research (so far behind......) I file box for homeschooling (i was wondering where that went......) 1 pair of combat boots left at home to be re-soled 1 briefcase ( i was...........) Just in case you are wondering how that all fits under there, my desk is made from an 8 foot long Bi-fold door supported by 2 filing cabinets. When it is clean and tidy, which never lasts long, 2 full computer setups will fit on it, with ample space for 2 users. I wonder how long I can keep it clean this time? It seems that any flat spot in my house automatically becomes a drop off spot for whatever people can't find a home for. This is definitely a flylady "hot spot". Daily fire prevention in this spot is hard, but necessary. Not bad for an hour's work.