My oldest son's first apartment was tiny, so when he moved out last summer, his old room stayed much the same as it was all through his college years. When he moved into his new, much larger place in May, he was still teaching and taking grad classes, so he didn't get around to moving all of the non-essential items out of his old room until last night. Now, I know it was gradual, and I know I should be glad to have the extra space, but it's still not easy walking past that empty room today. The previous owners used this little room as an indoor greenhouse. In our early years here, it was the kids' playroom. I'm not sure what it will be next. Just a guest room? A little office? A playroom again when there are grandchildren? Whatever else it becomes, it will always have its door open for Ben to spend the night any time he wants to.