Habitat Renewal Continues
Given the rodent aspects of my nature, of course I understand the importance of building a nest around yourself & the almost existential dread of having to dismantle, let alone having others mess with, your nest. However, as you know, Bob, I also watch Hoarding: Buried Alive every week, so I know where that can lead. Also, the dust in Supergee's study was getting bad enough to take on sentience. As we began to work yesterday, we all took an antihistamine and a decongestant as though it were communion.
(I like to keep my study in fighting/writing shape, but I tend to build nests in the livingroom, nests I then dismantle every week-to-three-weeks while Dr. Phil or judge shows play on TV. Having yoga lessons in my house certainly helps motivate me, because the floor must be clear for two yoga mats.)
We're going bookcase by bookcase, culling the books & setting out the knick-knacks for Delia to clean, then putting those back. Not sure what to do with the filthy stuffed animals--half thinking about trying the washing machine, at least for the sturdy ones. Supergee is tidying up the papers and so on that inevitably drift into corners and around furniture.
All this is eventually leading to redecorating, with new carpeting or the floor underneath sanded and finished & new wallpaper and paint. Then we can sit back and not have to do anything that drastic for another 25 years.
Mood: chipper; Yay Supergee!