What exactly is chaos? The name "chaos theory" comes from the fact that the systems that the theory describes are apparently disordered, but chaos theory is really about finding the underlying order in apparently random data.
So, I'm trying to find the order in what is--and will be--chaos for some days to come. The painters came on Saturday to begin the painting for most of the house's interior. Several rooms, my bedroom included, is swathed in protective plastic and at 1 a.m. this morning, I had to unload several hundred books the workmen had piled on my kingsize bed and covered in plastic. I played hell finding my ringing phone--and it took me a half hour to find my Dayrunner.
My housemate has moved, my grandson has begun his move to his new upstairs room with private bath. The carpet restoration guy comes tomorrow. The roof deck replacement begins next week and I have a call into the hardwood installer. I've decided I can't take "it" with me, so I might as well enhance my investment--which at the beach in Southern California is not an insignificant thing. The thing I'm probably second-most excited about is that I'm having a powder room installed on the first level of the townhouse in late October--something that an older person needs to consider. I currently have all the bathrooms on the second level of the house and my older friends and family members won't visit anymore because they don't want to climb the stairs to pee. So far I am a whiz on stairs, but since I do turn 68 in one week, I realize I have to be practical.
I just feel so damned spaced out right now. I refinished a mirror and it turned out beautifully; I went to church and got inspired. My daughter came over for a long time to talk and I feel like a fractal. But out of chaos comes order, right?