The past week has been filled with upheaval, again, only this time for good reasons. Due to a manic, but much-needed spurt of home improvement, including extensive painting, I either haven't had access to my office or have had to navigate through clutter imported from elsewhere in the house on top of the clutter that was already there to begin with. While there's a lot left to do, however, I'm fairly confident that this stage of the renovation process is past the halfway point. If I'm scarce over the next several days, as I have been this week, it's not -- or at least not necessarily -- because more bad things have been happening. Also, I'm still reading my friends, on Live Journal and Facebook, when I get a chance.