Adoption Journey — Day 64
It begins today. All the cleaning and throwing out and bickering over what to keep and piles of crapola in the hallway.
Today we started cleaning in the bedrooms. That might seem a silly place to start, but the bedrooms have often been a repository for miscellaneous stuff that we didn’t have another place to store, or piles of blankets and other miscellany associated with the convalescence of one cat or another. So we just dug in, and spent the afternoon going through and either putting stuff away or throwing it away.
One thing I dislike about this sort of cleaning is that it gives rise to more cleaning as a result. For example, now I have to deal with a ton of wedding stuff that was heretofore stored in the master bedroom. I mean, I know it has to be done, but it seems sometimes that the work occasionally doubles instead of diminishes.
Oh well. All for a good cause.
We can only go in fits and starts because I am so allergic to dust. Even folding laundry — even freshly laundered clothes — kicks up enough dust to bring on an asthma attack, and so we can only work for a couple of hours at a time. Still, it’s progress.
And few things make me as contented as a clean home. So I expect that the further we get through these tasks, the happier I’ll be.