About six months ago, the guest room had its last visitors. After the kittens were given the run of the first floor, the guest room was closed off. Slowly, over the next few months, everything that the kittens might destroy was moved into the guest room. This turned out to be pretty much everything in the house.
Lauren had school today, and when she has school and I don’t, I have to devote some portion of the day to doing something productive so that she doesn’t want to kill me quite so much. Today I tackled the guest bedroom. I waded in, and with the help of the kittens, eventually threw out 4 trash bags full of things that I was reasonably sure Lauren wouldn’t notice were gone. Stuff was moved to it’s right spot. Piles and piles were sorted. Kittens were threatened. Closets were cleaned (well, just the one). Beds were not made (you have to draw the line somewhere).
It was slow going at first, but then I remembered to fire up the ol’ “Songs that make Lloyd Happy” playlist on iTunes and everything rolled merrily along. I was, once again, very, very, very glad to have the card catalog.
My only reget is that I didn’t get a “before” picture. That was the first thing Lauren asked me when I got home.