Assorted shoes are still held in abeyance, which is annoying. Clearly, the right thing to do was...
Clean the house!
So Gretchen and I, with varying amounts of help from children, set out to beat back the local tide of chaos. The place is by no means *clean*, but it is distinctly *better*, and that is an achievement. We'll see if we continue to surf on this particular wave tomorrow.
In the meantime, I also did five loads of laundry today, including three loads of my shirts, which are the most annoyingly complex bit of laundry that we do, since they need to be hung immediately upon coming out of the dryer. This means a *lot* of trips up and down the stairs. Ah, well. Exercise is good for me.