Up at 6:00. sit at 6:30, then shower and breakfast.
Then down to moving things around again. The stuff I moved yesterday has created a whole other layer of things that I can get rid of. I start shifting them to the corridor and once more get the assistance of my father in the process.
Another incredible, clear spring day. Lovely.
This time when I return I do feel that I’ve managed to clear some space and reorganise under the bed and in the living room. I also clean the kitchen area, although not to the extent of mopping the floor. There’s also a new fridge arriving to replace the one I have now: the door is broken. It works, but is incredibly inefficient.
Space is cleared. The final effect isn’t of a tidied flat, though, but is hopefully just of a messy one. I find it incredible that it can have taken over my life for so long to so little effect. Pah, I’m moaning again.
Another addition to the Scholastic job, but now it’s nearly done, touch wood.
Juan arrives at 6:30 or so. We have a cup of tea and discuss what still needs to be done to the flat. He thinks it’s doable, and I still have to get stuff into storage (that won’t be available for a while) and also sort out books to sell (hopefully). Also I think that some of these piles of paper and other assorted junk could be thinned down a lot.
I don’t have any food or light in the kitchen area (sorry, this sounds desperate: recently I’ve been having a run of things just stopping working, most recently the light in the kitchen and the tin opener. I’ve not managed to get a replacement for either yet) so we go out to get food. I’m halfway to somewhere before I realise that I’ve not thought it out at all and turn back. I get a veggy thali from the local Indian takeaway. We take it home and eat it, then I change the sheets on the bed and Juan goes to sleep. I’m just about to put the duvet on the sofa and do the same.