No flies in the kitchen. It is open and bright. A few beers and two large pizzas came after a hot shower. I had not realized how the past few days taxed me. I was also pleased to find out that January has 31 days and not 30. I reckon the extra day will go a long way for preparation. My fellow lodgers were kind and curious, and I regretted that I did not have the energy to stay up and talk.