This week is not turning out the way I had intended. The trouble I alluded to earlier moved into bizzaro-realm (the police are now involved) but has been ameliorated somewhat by the behaviour of others (support from an unexpected quarter).
The only thing that made this week any good at all? My lounge looks like this:
See how neat and tidy? See how I can actually reach the bits of furniture to put things away? I am thrilled. And finally over the snit I've been having for the past few weeks.
And if that view isn't dramatic enough compare and contrast this:
It's not totally finished yet - I still have some things to hang on the walls and I need to make new cushions for both couches - but so much better!
Most of the overflow (the bookshelves, the magazines) went straight up into the attic, and I tidied everything there at the same time. So now we have two fantastically organised rooms, let's not worry about the middle storey!