Before I can get into any cleaning/repairing/restoring, I need a place to undertake such activities. Before I have a place, I have
two four dozen boxes of books to move out of the garage. Before I move them, I have to build a bookshelf. Before I build it, I have to paint the rest of the boards and cut the all-thread rods. Before I do that, I have to move the other mimeograph machine (and a companion-piece) off the saw-horses where they’re airing out (nevermind, I worked around them) because they smelled terribly of cigarette smoke when they arrived. Before I move them, I have to get the last of the April seeds planted in the garden before I lose my window of opportunity. Before I finish the planting, I have to finish editing the last chapter and a bibliography of a manuscript and return it to its author.
So, your patience is appreciated. I’m working on it!
(Update, May 6: I only need to move the boxes of books (and unpack, catalog and shelve them and then I’ll have a space in the garage to work.)