Spent part of today cleaning up the pad.
You may now all say "big deal!" in unison.
It makes me appreciate my new, smaller quarters that much more: with less space, it takes less time to clean!
Strange, though, how a small place really emphasizes any dirt. Every little speck seems bigger. So it has become something of a weekly ritual for me, though this day I did more than usual, such as scrubbing the floors and washing some of the windows. I've never lived in a carpet-free place before; I brought a rug, but the rest is hardwood or synthetic tile, and therefore must be scrubbed. After, that is, everything else was dusted.
In contrast to my previous quarters next door, this one doesn't seem to get the black filth that drifts this way from the port. And I don't have to deal with numerous dirt-catching features that place had, like carpet that was used when I moved in, nooks and crannies that never looked neat and a heater that disgorged dirt no matter how often I changed the filter.
To tell the truth, I was not enthusiastic about keeping the old place neat, and in some ways didn't have to be. I had closets galore, good hiding places for crap I didn't need but couldn't bring myself to get rid of.
All that stuff's gone, now. No spare room for anything that isn't necessary or at least useful. Even so, it's a bit cramped, and when finances allow, I'll get a smaller desk and perhaps a few other items that don't take up more space than they absolutely have to.
Doesn't matter. I'm here, and I like it in most respects.
And it's clean. At least for a few days.
19 hours ago