Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Where Have I Been?

Cleaning, mostly.

I'm the kind of messy that turns up in those shows where an intervention over the person's entire life is pitched. The room pictured above is not mine, but instead looks neat by comparison. That's how bad.

Anyway, Fiance came to visit last weekend, my father's going to be in town just for the day tomorrow, Ursa will be staying with me Monday, and Fiance will be back in town a week from Friday. The end result is that I have been waging war on my entire apartment with a bottle of bleach in one hand and a bottle of Febreeze in the other (and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser handily in my back pocket).

The living room took three days. As you can see, I'm not really working with three days' worth of space here. The kitchen and bathroom took another couple of days, and I'm still working on the bedroom. The big challenge with the bedroom has been wading through all of the laundry. Somehow, having to pay for laundry has just been crippling to my ability to actually, well, do laundry. At some point, it all just started piling up at a rate that threatened to give my student debt total a run for its money.

About eleven loads later, I still can't really see much difference, and I think that to even see as much as I do one would have to have been on very familiar terms with the original mess.

Anyway, things are slowly progressing to the point that I may return to blogging. As my friend, Allegria, put it, "Wow. You have a floor." Although she did say it in a rather tentative sort of way....


Ann said...

Wow. I admire you. And I'm waiting to see if I'll be inspired by you. I sure need to be.

OsoDelSol said...

Be careful what you wish for. You may be inspired to make a bigger mess!