Day 270: Where did today go?

I was supposed to finish two articles. But I overslept. Then I cleaned the guest rooms, and the rest of the apartment. Then some company called that wanted to sell me a lot of washing powder. For a second I wondered if one of the neighbours had asked them to call me, as a joke, because I do too much laundry. The washing powder guy told me I'd have to buy a batch of powder enough for 500 loads. 500?! That's like two and a half years of washing. I told him I'd rather invest the money in the stock market than in washing powder.

Then I had lunch. Then the first guest arrived, a Dutch woman. Then I went and had coffee. Then the second guest, a colleague of the first one arrived. Then I did some laundry and thought about if it could have been a good idea to invest in washing powder. Then I had dinner and went to the French conversation MeetUp group. Then I did some more laundry. Then one of my neighbours sent me a link to a 50 min youtube video about the US role in the war in Syria that he wanted my comment on.

After watching it I had a chat with the Dutch guests about pets in the Netherlands, the sharing economy and eating insects. And about shared laundry rooms in the basement, common here but not there. Then I had to go get the last of the laundry in the basement. When I came back the roller shade in one of the guest rooms had fallen down. I will not blame the guest, but the shade for this. But I had to put it up there again, with one piece broken. The best thing I could think of to use at this hour was - tape. It's a temporary solution...

And now we're here. Past midnight. Tomorrow I'll finish those two articles. Unless...