Having cleared out the furniture and everything else from three rooms, it will take another full day of hard work to clean both my home and studio. Then I'll re-organise them so that they're more comfortable as well as practical. I've decided to postpone my move to the city and I'll abandon the enamel factory in Sydney's south-west. For the time being, I'll work on large enamels in my home studio, making space for them at one end of the modestly sized but bright, well-ventilated space I have overlooking the sea. It might not be ideal for such a noxious medium – I expect the fumes will infiltrate the rest of the house – but I won't have to drive five hours to get to and from it. During those moments when the stress (or the smell) gets too much, I can escape to the nearby beach.I still have to find a competent painting assistant, which won't be easy this far from the city. Maybe the view will tempt someone with good skills to commute. With summer just around the corner, there are worse jobs.