The project really took off when I realized that with such a sunny, dry day as today, I could take all the shelves and trays and bins out on the deck and take the pressure washer to them. It just blew away all the gunk.
Now I am feeling virtuous, but I need to get out to the grocery store.
Abbie, of course need do nothing to earn her place Up There. I'm her project and she is pretty good at redeeming humans -- they start to wonder what did they do to deserve such a sweet friend, and then start trying to live up to it. That's what earns her place. Works for me!