Normally although our house can charitably be called a real mess, I am hyper about keeping my cabin on board ship totally and completely organized. So organized in fact that my cabin attendant has nothing to do other make the bed and drop off more shampoo and conditioner. Since I try not to track anything around, vacuuming is a nicety but hardly needed on a daily basis.
I think I started doing this when cruising by myself since it made it so much easier to find everything in a strange cabin. That and I felt it decreased the chance of anyone going through my stuff. MINE! Anyway, I had it all together I thought. Then I took a look around the cabin. It looked like something had exploded.
Perhaps it started when I was in a hurry this morning. Or maybe when I got back and dumped everything out of my backpack while hunting for the tape measure. No reason to think that several containers of knitting needles, a batch or two of yarn, a hat at 90% completion and at hat should make so much mess. And the robe, and the towel I had left out to dry. Gym clothes shoved onto a shelf. And the external hard drive still attached to the computer and some papers and….
No, to be honest, the mess probably started the first day when I had to tuck my clothes into a couple of drawers since hanging anything up in the closet was out of the question. You see, there was this funny smell which turned out to be from the closet carpet which came from a pipe leak in the corridor wall. 24 hours, leak fixed, carpet shampooed and blower run for 12 hours each of two succeeding days and the closet was useable. Instead of being a smart woman, I just left things as they were.
Which may explain the shoes under the desk, backpacks lose in the room, papers scattered on the desk and me being out of sorts. Better, I should be brutally honest with myself and admit that cleaning up is just not my favorite sport.
So my next question really is – that bit of the floor that goes crunch everything I step on it – should I report it and see what total chaos I can engender next?