I don’t know where I stand on the godliness scale, but I have achieved cleanliness. I tidied, dusted, vacuumed, steam cleaned the carpet, and scrubbed the floors. There’s still dust around (it’s a dusty, doggy, kid, husband kind of world), but I think I managed to rout about 80% of it, which is a pretty good average for a heavily trafficked household. The sparkle of ten years ago, when we had new carpets, fresh paint and a fair amount of new furniture, is gone for good, but clean is a more than adequate substitute.
I like to think that I’ve now earned the neighborhood children’s conclusion that, of all the houses they visit, mine smells best.