Since getting back to Tennessee in mid-October, I've been dealing with messes. The first and biggest was the painting of our condo complex.
After the painting was finished then it was cleaning up the garden beds and getting the pansies planted ... then getting the many, many pieces of outside art in place. That helped clear the mess inside the condo.
This is just the entryway courtyard. I kept thinking the painting crew was finished, but they'd show up to do, or redo a bit more. That necessitated moving stuff out of their way.
There's also a patio and upper deck with just as much art and sculptures that went through the same thing at least once.
In the meantime, my studio kept getting more stuff piled into it that needed to be sorted through and put away. I could hardly walk through the room. Also, during the summer the hardware holding two shelves of books in my supply closet had given way. That was a HUGE mess in there. I couldn't bear to have anyone see all that, so I took no photos before it was all sorted out and put in order again.
It hasn't been quite all work and no play. We took off on three trips ... each for about four days at a time. Also, I was spurred to do a bit of playing by my Thursday Bee group.
Right now this piece looks to be a tangled mess, a reflection of my fall. I hope to find time in the next few days to tame it. In the meantime, I must figure out Christmas stuff and get packages wrapped and mailed before I fly north next Wednesday for the holidays.