My granddaughter Lindy and her family are on their way from Breckenridge to St Paul (about a 4 hour trip). She and her husband raise African Grays for sale. They have a potential customer who lives in my area so they're bringing the little fella to the Cities for "inspection".
It's always a treat to have them visit but it means having to clean house. Now I'm not a total slob but I do have tendancies. That means that when company is coming, I have to get busy and scrub the kitchen floor and clean off the dining room table. (It's currently covered with plastic containers of started tomato plants that can't go outside for a couple weeks yet.)
So, I better "hop to it". Several hours from now the three little girls will come rushing through the door clutching their blankeys and ready for hugs. I gotta bake a cake and, finish cleaning and take a shower. Then both the house and I will be squeaky clean when they arrive.
(ps: Lindy has lost 30 pounds since her bariatric surgery a month ago.)