I had forgotten how exhausting it is to help prep a rental property for a new tenant. Mind-numbing exhaustion. This one was worst because it took far longer than it should have to clean. 10 years of filth, grim, and more filth. And in times past, I was often sick during the process so I suppose that warped the perspective. I was healthy this time and, yet, I had no energy left to give to anything beyond the work. Today was the last day of work. My home is in chaos. I wrote nothing during the month of January. What few days I did have to myself, I ran errands for supplies needed for the work and the occasional obtaining of groceries. After errands, I would sleep. Sleep, beautiful sleep. I am optimistic for a personally productive February on many levels but after some rest.