This summer has been quite hectic, which means we hardly had time to put things in order around the house. Now that vacation is almost over and the activities are winding down, we had some free time to ourselves. Now nobody wants to do clean up for free time, including me. But it just needed to be done. So we all buckled down to work. Each one cleaning up one corner at a time, keeping things were they should be, throwing out trash, wiping surfaces, sorting out things. It was tedious and unpleasant, but doing it together made the job a little easier. We put on some music to lighten the mood. After a couple of hours, the house looked bright and inviting again. For how long, that remains to be seen.