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Praises be for Company!

The grass still needs mowing, my desk is its usual chaos, and the interior of the Zeppelin Hangar could still use a thorough dust'n'polish in place of the spot work I did in the last 12 hours....

That said, the house is both tidier and cleaner than it's been in...an embarrassingly long time. The stairs to the Flamingo Loft are as clear as they ever get. The Fibertone is organized and stored on the shelves up there, as is all the stuff that had accumulated on the stairs, waiting to go up.

The kitchen is presentable, as are the mud room entrance, dining area, and living room. The main guest bed not only has clean sheets on it, the seam on the fitted sheet that started ripping out, oh, the third or fourth time I washed them (which means many guests ago)...that seam is mended. Guest towels are out'n'ready. The bin in the freezer has been emptied of ancient ice and the ice maker is busy making fresh ice as I type.

The coffee table is piled high with Worldcon Souvenir Books, World Fantasy Program Books, and a few other notable convention publications in anticipation of debgeisler's arrival in a few hours. It's our first formal planning meeting for the Renovation Souvenir Book. Deb's the editor, I'm the designer, and we're both happy to be working on another fun project together.

Susan WINOLJ is due in by evening. She'll decompress from the two days of DriveDriveDrive and we'll see what we can do to keep ourselves out of trouble until we pick Gavi up on Saturday.

I like living in a home that's reasonably clean and tidy. Yes, standards vary wildly -- plenty of people would look at my office, and the bits of clutter here and there that are only neatly stacked, and wonder what planet I'm living on to claim it's reasonably clean and tidy. If I'd stopped after making the guest bed and washing the dishes that don't go in the dishwasher, plenty of other people would have found the place comfortably lived in. Me? I like being able to see at least some of the horizontal, flat surfaces in my living area. And now I can.

And that's just one of many reasons I say "Praises be for Company!"


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Jul. 20th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Why do you call it "the Flamingo loft?" Please keep us posted on the "Renovation Souvenir Book." I'm not at all sure I know what this is, but if you expect it'll be fun, it probably will be. And I am quite sure I am one of the people who could consider your home reasonably clean and tidy, rather than picking nits. Louie's and my house is *not* reasonably clean and tidy, and the world would be a better place if it were, which gives me a more realistic perspective on "clean and tidy" -- you have to be able to live in it and work in it. Stay in touch.

Jul. 23rd, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: Hello
1) It's all in the decor. Susan made curtains for the cubby hole shelves that run along both sides of the room above the garage, and also for the storage area at the top of the stairs, just outside the door into the room. They're made of 3 or 4 different flamingo-printed fabrics. So it became the Flamingo Loft. There's a small flamingo statue, flamingo stickers, Gavi drew some flamingo art. Given there's a door, it's probably not technically a loft, but that's what it feels like, so that's what I call it.

2) Renovation is the name of the 2011 Worldcon in Reno, NV. Worldcons often refer to the big publication with GoH bios and appreciations, WSFS info, and related materials as the "Souvenir Book" rather than the "Program Book" to avoid confusing it with the "pocket program" (or "convention guide") that actually has the program in it. Make sense? I hope so!
Jul. 20th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Jul. 20th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's so cool you folks are starting that already! Excellent!
Jul. 23rd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
It's fun, too. Win-win. :-)
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