Should she have made a cake?
She glances at her watch. Only two more hours and still so much to do. She polishes the table and applies a fresh table cloth, cleans the window sills, dusts the books on the shelf, and rearranges the flowers. He must appreciate her efforts! Toaster, water kettle, and microwave are spotless. Everything must be in perfect shape for him! She vacuums the carpet and swipes the tiles.
The doorbell rings. Her heart beats faster.
“Good morning!” he says. Quickly he checks the gas meter then nods goodbye.
Behind him the door closes with a sigh.