I learned a few years ago the best way to get the house cleaned up is to invite people over.

So a friend came by this morning and I felt pretty good – I’d tidied my office (although some was cheating – took notes and papers spread across the desk and stacked them in one ‘neat’ pile) and the infamous ‘staging area’ kitchen table. Also felt good because I got the pool paver power washing and clean-up done a week or two ago (tedious and time-consuming job, but looks great!) and all the grass is cut!

A temporary victory in the race against entropy.