Now things are starting to happen! The papers are all brittle to the touch and crinkly...and lots of fading going on. The wooden spool is showing mold and the brass bells are rusting nicely!! And the top bundle has even gained a "tenant"! If you look close at the center of the picture on the left, you'll see a brownish blob. This is a bug of some sort!! I didn't want to nudge it for fear of dislodge it so I'm not sure exactly what type...other than it's oval, brown, and had wings. Some sort of moth no doubt. The camera I was using didn't do this justice...I'm going back to my usual camera for the next shots!!