I did it! I managed to have company for three days, have them leave in a whirlwind at 2pm and GET FOUR ROOMS deep cleaned!
The key help for me was that Len was away and the statement "5-Star Hotel." It worked!
1) It feels SO good to know that I can catch up with the class.
2) It was very interesting (and exciting) that the "simplifying" portion was already VERY done because of the continuous decluttering I've been doing. That really made getting it done tonight possible.
3) The only thing I would say I "need" is a paint job in the bath and new flooring. The first MAY happen this year, the second not so much.