Having guests for a week was fun even though they gave me their cold and I had to work two days. It was great motivation to get the living room cleaned up so now the house looks much better. I need to continue this organizational spree and do some serious purging. For example, I have a big, old TV in the living room without a remote control. So far, I have not found a use for it. Without the remote, I have no way of changing it to AV mode so that I can play DVD's. Researching the problem on the internet has given me a few ideas to try. I have already tried a universal remote but that didn't change the mode, it only changed the channels. I can try to find a place that sells replacement remotes for that TV. I also read that a VCR might automatically switch the TV to AV mode. It didn't work with a DVD player but I do have a VCR so I will try that. If that doesn't work, it is time to put it on freecycle because it is just taking up space.
Today I did laundry and picked up all the toys that had been spread all over the house. The dogs enjoyed being able to roam free again. I miss my guests but it is always good that they leave before I really want them to leave. Next time, I hope the weather is nicer. It was hot and humid and my evaporative cooler could not keep up with so many people in the house. Tomorrow I need to clean up the yard. Pool toys, sand toys, and empty bubble containers are littering my porch. Time to clean it up and move on to my next project.