I’m taking advantage of the fact that Gretchen is out of town for a few days to make sweeping changes in the appearance of the house and yard.
To keep myself on track, I have made up two 20" x 30" project boards and covered them with stickies for each of the tasks I need to do or keep track of.
Today, I can cross off two big ones. The back yard has been mowed and cleared of brush and I have taken three loads of books and furniture out of my office.
There is more to do in the office, but the end is in sight. When I am through the only things left in this room will be my desk, a couple of filing cabinets, and a NordicTrack EXP2000 treadmill.
I am slowly returning the house to the spacious condition it was in when we first saw it. It is amazing how much furniture and equipment we have accumulated in three years!
Maybe I will be able to maintain a clean, uncluttered look in the next house, but I am not making any predictions yet. That would require a complete personality change for me, I’m afraid.
On the other hand, maybe I can follow Gretchen’s habits more closely. Her office and the parts of the house she controls are remarkably tidy considering who she lives with.