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FINALLY, after several months of poor maintenance and two of total neglect due to Too Much Augustus, my house is once again in a sufficient state of cleanliness that I feel I could allow other people to enter it. Given that this morning it was still on 'Health Hazard - Keep Clear' status, this is a big achievement, and it has made me feel a great deal better about myself as a human being. Sadly, a few spiders were rendered homeless and / or underwent a vacuumy death during the process, but so it goes. It was a battle of wits in which only one of us could triumph.

Now, as my reward, I get to head over to Hebden Bridge for an evening of silly board- and card-games with miss_s_b, [twitter.com profile] A_C_McGregor, magister, matgb and quite likely some other Calder Valley types. A lovely end to my little post-Augustan holiday, which I'm very much looking forward to.

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Aug. 31st, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Brownies have just come out of the oven to cool, not sure I got the balance of flavours right, naturally, but that's what you get for making recipes up as you go along.

It's strange how liberating having a clean/tidy living space can be, I need to resort my desk area and catch up witha few things, which'll be easier next week when school restarts.
Sep. 1st, 2014 08:59 am (UTC)
Those brownies were ace! Definitely well invented.

Was lovely to see you all last night - a fab evening, even if we didn't get to the bottom of the Junta money-pile! Many thanks for having me along, and looking forward to the next time. :-)
Aug. 31st, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for you! It is lovely to feel as if you are in charge of your space, so I can only imagine how great it must feel after a prolonged period of Roman emperor-ing :)
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:01 am (UTC)
Yes, definitely. It is a concrete sign that I'm not totally overwhelmed by work stuff any more, and that is a great relief.
Aug. 31st, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
I've been slowly clawing back some cleanliness and presentability in my house since I got back. I'm finding it hard going, but still satisfying and a relief to get stuff done. It is a nice feeling. And I'm glad you get such a nice reward too!
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:02 am (UTC)
Yep - nobody really likes doing housework, but everybody loves having done it! Glad you are managing to claw your way into the second of those two states, too.

And yes, gaming in Hebden Bridge was fab! Definitely looking forward to another similar session in the future.
Aug. 31st, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe there is more in the phrase 'cleanliness is next to godliness' than I thought....
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)
Hmm - if Augustus is the god in question, he could do a bit more to help around the house, is all I'm saying.
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Ha :-)
Reminds me of the conversations I have with Mapp and Lucia - they never do a paws turn.
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