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Over 4 months and counting...

Back at the beginning of August, about a week before Susan and Gavi arrived, I cleaned the kitchen. No extraneous stuff on the counters or dishwasher, no dirty dishes piled in the sink, no pans needing washing on the stove, no recyclable containers soaking or even sitting on a counter waiting to go in the bin, nada.

And I've kept it that way ever since.

This is an unprecedented run in my years here in the Zeppelin Hangar. I doubt I've previously made it past 4 weeks. It didn't happen at Toad Hall, either, but that kitchen wasn't as well suited to accumulating great gronking piles of stuff on the counter, even when I lived there by myself.

My neighbor left me a note while taking care of the cats. She's impressed; the house looks good. That's unprecedented, too, along with the fact that she limited her usual compulsive cleaning to removing the leaves from the back deck this time around.

My house remains far below her spotless standard of housekeeping, and still below my own, more relaxed one, but it's better. Distinctly better. And it seems to be staying that way, with incremental improvements along the way. Whee! Added bonus prize.

Onward.

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athenais
Nov. 19th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
I am very impressed. In my experience, people with, er, relaxed housekeeping standards rarely change their ways.
lydy
Nov. 19th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed. Housekeeping and I are not close acquaintances.
dreamshark
Nov. 19th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Good job!
batwrangler
Nov. 19th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Excelsior!
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