Wow, what a day.
The cat-savaged La-Z-Boy settee has gone to live with a pair of likely lads who arrived with a truck. In return for the “free” couch, they easily hauled three full-height IKEA bookcases up two flights of stairs from the basement to the library. Then the carpet cleaners arrived to deliver five clean rugs and pick up four dirty ones. Then, just as I was getting my teeth into cleaning the hardwood floors before putting down the clean rugs, Kathleen my cat-sitter friend with the house-cleaning side hustle arrived to add me to her client list.
So for the next three hours, she scrubbed and I hauled furniture about and swept — by the way, Stilly, that silicone broom from Amazon is Da Bomb for hardwood floors. Then she helped me lug a wing-back armchair downstairs and a leather-covered comfy chair and the TV and its stand upstairs. So, now all I have to do (HAH!) is load the last three bookcases with the rest of the books, which are currently stacked on a six-foot folding table in the middle of the library floor.
I’ll do that tomorrow. Today, I think it’s time for a beer and a sit.