Back in Palm Springs, after almost a month away, in which I worked and also took vacation with Jack up to Portland and Seattle. Now that I’m back, I have pent up need to be productive, so I got up at 6 a.m. this morning (since Jack was getting up then as well, for an early doctor’s appointment), and did this: unpacked, dusted, vacuumed, mopped, stripped the bed and washed the sheets, did the rest of the laundry, cleaned out the microwave, washed down the stovetop and the kitchen countertops, refilled the napkin dispensers, stocked the beverage refrigerator … and it’s not even 9 a.m. yet! Still to go for the rest of the day: wash windows, shave my head and trim my beard, pay any bills that came in while I was away, clean out the fridge of old food, and if I have any energy left, clean the bathrooms, since we’re having houseguests next week. Most likely I’ll nap this afternoon, or float in the pool a bit. Only supposed to be 99 today, so it’s cooled off a bit.