Well, here I am. I'm not sure where that is, but I'm here.
I slept pretty well. True to my guess in the previous post, the droning of those fans seemed to help. I was exhausted, too. Whatever, it was good to sleep the whole night through.
I woke with a thought that ths is one way to ensure a thorough cleaning of the house! It's both "the good thing" and "the bad thing." I'll attack it at a slow pace, because otherwise, I'll crash and burn. There will be no avoiding the cleaning, though.
Currently, I can't do much, however. The fans are plugged into every outlet in the kitchen, bedroom and laundry. If I run the microwave, I'll probably blow a circuit, so I'm planning around that. I could unplug a few fans in that area long enough to heat or cook something, but if I can avoid it, I will. I don't like microwaved food anyway. I use it only to warm something that has cooled (coffee). I reheat most food on the stove, anyway.
OK, the stove .... as it is sitting in the middle of the kitchen, it is inconvenient for any significant use. I can do something simple like eggs. I hesitate to do something like pasta that puts steam in the air for obvious reasons. But the stove in unplugged. It is gas with electric ignition, so if I use it I have to light the burners with the BIC I use to light the BBQ grill. No big deal, just inconvenient. I won't be doing any fancy cooking!
If I run the dishwasher, it will be similar to the microwave. I'll have to unplug fans to avoid blowing a circuit. And it takes a long time to run the dishwasher, so I'll probably just do dishes by hand for now.
The washer and drier have been unplugged. I can't wash clothes without the same problem. Besides, my clothes for last week are trapped somewhere in that jumble in the bedroom. I usually rehang something I've worn, hang it on a hook inside the closet door till I'm ready to wash. I do this to avoid extra wrinkling since I wear a lot of natural fabrics. Now I can't get to them. The doors of the closet, bathroom and bedroom came down, and they are in the bedroom chair and on the bed, mixed in with the rest of the things from the closet. I can't get to them. I'm not even sure how I'm going to dress for work! I'll cross that bridge later.
I guess I'll spend the next few days cleaning the other end of the house, guest room and office. Then, when the damaged area begins to clear up, I'll move there to restore a little as a time as space becomes available. My best guess is that it will be a minimum of a couple weeks before I will see "life as I know it."
I'm supposed to go to a dinner today. I can't cook a dish, so I'm going to settle for a loaf of bread with dipping oil, some fresh fruit and a little chunk of cheese as my contribution. Oh well!
I'm going to go now so I can wail "WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?" without subjecting you to it. ;D No, I just have things to do, for some strange reason!!!