Day 26

I actually got a good night’s sleep. I vaguely remember Newell saying in the middle of the night “You’re not coughing.” So, that was a good thing. Really didn’t want to get up this morning…but I also couldn’t get back to sleep after Newell got up, so I gave in. Most important thing is that I feel like I might get something done today!

So, it’s back to the dice…

45 minutes in a 3×3 bathroom…hmmm. I think I might finish that a bit early. But I will see how long I can go. Need to purge the expired medication in the cabinet for one thing. And make a list of what needs to be replaced. That’ll take a few minutes. So, on to a fairly easy but important task to start the day!

UPDATE ONE: Done! Got the cabinet clean, and scrubbed the floor on hands and knees. You can do that when it is so small. Still needs a bit of touch-up, but basically, that room is finished.

Pictures or it didn’t happen:

Cabinet before.

Everything that is no longer in the after picture was expired and got thrown away.


Grungy floor and baseboards before…

And the aftermath:

Cabinet after…may still be marginal on a couple of things.


Still a few spots in the corners, but much better than it was.

Next chore is the Library for an hour and fifteen minutes, but first I have to eat lunch so I can take my next pill. 😛 I hate protracted regimens, but I hate not breathing more. Today, there will be more progress in the library. Promise.

UPDATE TWO: Relatively more progress. And knocking my camera off a filing cabinet to hit a cinder block APPARENTLY didn’t kill it, which was a definite “Thank God!” moment.

There is more clear floor, and more trash in the can, so I’m calling it a win. Found a few things I hadn’t realized were missing…don’t you hate that? Better they stayed gone and out of your hair…but I am glad I found them.



Library before….


Library after….

May not look like too much got done, but there is clear floor, which is always a step forward. I can almost get over to the bookcase in the corner, which needs to be cleared of reference materials that belong in the Office… And the pile with the star on top there needs to move to the Office too, so it is only temporary. 🙂

Two hours down…dare I push for three today? Next roll is thirty minutes in the Kitchen…but I think I might just make it an hour and keep going. That’s fairly light stuff, and really needs doing.

Be back later.

UPDATE THREE: Washed dishes for almost an hour and a half. I am doing them by hand at the moment so the water doesn’t flood the kitchen. Really miss the dishwasher, but listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody) from Audible made the time fly. I’ve listened to this audio at least a half a dozen times, and read the book again that many, but I never get tired of Amelia and Emerson. If you haven’t met them, you are denying yourself quite a treat. This is the first one, and I plan on using the entire series as cleaning background. 🙂

Anyway. I started with quite a lot of dirty dishes backed up while I was sick and not running the dishwasher.  My counter is covered again!


But I managed to make a dent in it. Filled up the dishwasher, which I was using as a draining rack, and another counter besides, with clean dishes:


Still a lot of dishes to go, but I’m not wanting to overdo.

The counter is much less tightly covered.


That’s over three hours of work today. I’ve earned the rest of the night off. Have a good one!

DAILY WRAP UP: 45 minutes downstairs bath + hour and 15 minutes in the Library + hour twenty minutes in the Kitchen = 3 hours and 20 minutes. Hooray! I may be back to productive!


About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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