Well, Monday's phone call sent me into a flurry of activity. I have been running all over town looking for new rugs, calling the maintenance department to see if they could come out ASAP to do some repairs we have been putting off, and picking up some flowers and plants for the front porch. I wish I had time to get the rugs cleaned. I did cover almost every square inch of carpet with a rug though. Speaking of cleaning, the housekeeping service I hired is here as I write this. Yeah, you read right. I hired someone to clean my apartment. I have never hired someone to clean before. I always do it myself. I 'm just too tired and overwhelmed to do it myself this time, and they were actually pretty inexpensive. It may become a habit! :)Probably not. I have threatened my husband with his life if he messes it up before Friday. (They let single women adopt from China, right?) Just kidding. I'm sure he will do his best to keep the place in tip top shape. He'd better!