I’m still cleaning the house. I dusted the small tables where we have various living room electronics stacked and dusted the electronics, and vacuumed most of the underneath area of the little tables. I packed up the electronics we don’t use and put them in the closet- we don’t need the old media player hooked up nor do we need the PS2 set up since Mattie hasn’t touched it in literally 5 years. I took a rag and I washed the wall where the DVD shelves are and put away all the DVDs in their proper ABC order places, which took almost an hour. I used canned air to spray most of the heavy dust out of the display case with Mattie’s model cars but not too much because the glue on them is giving out and they are super delicate. I moved the small couch and vacuumed under it and found one of Sashi’s bones, threw away a slew of plastic bags that were under there for no good reason, and spent most of the in between time rocking out to Prince and dancing around the house. Sashi got super excited by my horrible dancing and singing.
I got the wall plate I ordered for Mattie’s Nerd Cave in yesterday and installed it. I love that the screw heads were printed as well so they blend in seamlessly with the design on the plate. I kind of want to get the matching outlet plates too but they aren’t cheap and I’ve spent enough money already lately.
I also finally solved the mystery of the Netflix account access from a person we don’t know and all of my preferences being set to Spanish. When I moved some stuff to my mom’s and briefly stayed there, my black Wii and all its accessories disappeared. I didn’t think much of it because honestly we don’t need it, but I realized last night it was set up to my Netflix account and that’s where someone, whoever took it, got into the account. At this point I’m thinking someone stole it right out of the trunk of my car while I was in the house bringing other things out.
This morning I took everything off of the shelves in the dining room, dusted them, and put everything back neater, save for a pile of papers Mattie needs to look at (probably trash) and some stuff I think should go out to the garage. The dogs of course got super excited because it meant taking all of their treats down so they got some cookies, and I also gave Sashi a new rope toy, but threw away an old one afterwards. I found some stuff to donate as well on the shelves- a game or two, Sashi’s old harness which doesn’t fit anymore, and a scented candle/holder.
I still feel like I haven’t made a dent in things but at the same time, I feel good about what I have done. I need to dust the electronics on the TV stand and clean the fireplace mantle and the living room will be basically done, save for Mattie getting a bookshelf to put his graphic novels on. I’ve really like to get rid of the wood box because we never use the fireplace and the chimney is damaged anyway but I doubt he will go for that.
In other news, the scale was down a bit from a few days ago! Finally it’s moving in the right direction! I need to update it in my tracker so I can see my progress.