So, being still in neurotic cleaning mode, I decided to pass the time cleaning.
I've cleaned up more of the living room -- still not perfect, but it's nicer -- as a start. I also went shopping, and bought all sorts of things. Various dinner fixings, bread, snacks, stuff to make breakfasts, brownie mix, a new mop, and so on. Having the Beetle all cleaned out is great; it has a much bigger trunk than you'd think, and it was easy to carry all the groceries. Brought it all in, and realized the fridge was a mess. Put everything that needed to stay cool into a cooler in a closet, and then quickly emptied the fridge one shelf at a time. Took the shelves out to clean them a bit, sorted through the food to get rid of anything old enough to be developing primitive motor skills, put everything else back, and put away all the food and groceries. Did another load of dishes, started some laundry, used the Pledge I bought to treat most of our wooden furniture, opened the windows to let the house cool off, took out the trash and recycling again, ate a late lunch, and now have settled down. Whew! Busy busy.
Now I'm settled in here in the living room, finally watching CSI: Miami from last week (yay, TiVo) and settling in for the evening. I'll sort out dinner shortly if I don't hear from Jen and Brent -- I know that often Tacoma trips mean dinner with her parents -- and enjoying the breeze as the sun goes down. (Yay, opening windows!)