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Whole-House Makeover: Update 2

1. CLEANING

Ongoing! And continuing. Actually, I cleaned out the spiderwebby kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago and donated most of the good stuff to the food drive, and threw out what was bad... pulling it gingerly out with barbecue tongs after a certain point so I wouldn't have to risk touching A SPIDER.

Last night I came home and cleaned out the rest of the spiderwebs and detritus (that is such a good word) and then washed the cabinet out with a sponge. And left the doors open to encourage the spiders left (I don't kill spiders) to perhaps find a new home elsewhere.

And Annie cleaned the living room and built the jewelry armoire that we just bought!

4. ORGANIZE THE CLOSET

DONE.

That's pretty much a miracle. I did this months ago. We decluttered probably another hundred books and I cleaned out the closet and installed the freed-up bookshelf in there and now folded clothes sit on it. Organized by tops and bottoms and work vs. casual!

5. MAKE PLANTS BETTER

DONE. Seedlings repotted with the soil I managed to scrounge up at home from old pots and an almost-empty bag of dirt and stuff. We even have a hanging plant pot in the bathroom!

6. BARBECUE

Yeah we don't have that yet. Now it is COLD.

7. NEW LITTERBOXES

DONE, as I said last time, and I heard that clay litter is strip-mined so now we are trying chicken feed. Bought in bulk from the biodiesel station, $35 for 50 lbs. Organic, too! Doesn't clump as well, but it's not bad and it's better for the earth.

8. ROOMBA SCHEDULER

I will be honest and say that I've somewhat lost faith in the roomba/scoobas, maybe just because the ones we have always break so there are months of half-working half-cleaning for every month of actual functional robotry. I WANT it to work....

9. RUG FOR MY CUBICLE

Still not done, except that I have the two plants and now three pictures. I did decorate with cobwebs and spiders for Halloween, and I want to do lights and a wreath for the Solstice.

10. COIL-LESS MATTRESS I forget what I replaced that with in my head, besides "reducing EMFs". Getting the car cleaned?

We have picked out a new mattress anyway, memory foam and made locally I think, and I guess now we just have to save up for it.
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