Yes, that is a fan blowing on the fire. And yes, we did camp in electric. It worked though!
Cleaning: Last night, I cleaned up the basement and got it all vacuumed. It was kind of gross. I have a Mary Kay corner where I keep my desk and such and it had gotten way out of hand! I mean, I am embarrassed to show this before picture, but it made me feel so much better to get everything cleaned up. This is what happens when you spend over 50 hours a week at work for a month.
Here it is all finished!
Look how great it looks! I still have a tower of paperwork to sort through, but I am so happy that my space is clean again. Did you happen to notice a small but still kind of big change to the desk? I picked up some glass knobs at a flea market and replaced the awful ones that came with the desk. The story behind the desk: This was my great grandmother's desk from many years ago. We have had this desk in our family for about 20 years. I love the new knobs. I think it looks classier and more polished.
I also made one of my favorite recipes for an employee pot luck and my dad and I put out a new birdhouse, but that will be a different post.