I'm really unsure as to my state of mind at the moment, so please bear with me! (Mods/admin feel free to move this if I've posted in the wrong place.) I'm staying in a friend's flat atm, while she's away. (Don't worry, I have her permission!) She gets back in the beginning of August. The other day, she sent her girlfriend round to check on me, since for the past week or two I've effectively avoided all forms of communication with people I know. (Turned off my phone, not answered the house phone, not logged into facebook/checked emails etc.) The world doesn't seem to get that I'm trying to be invisible. The last time I left the flat was Saturday night, on a quick trip to the shop to get some food, and then a midnight walk to the beach - my favourite place. Since then, I've been hiding away in the flat, avoiding human contact. (Apart from when I opened the door to my friend's gf the other night.) I've been trying to be quiet, sitting in a part of the living room that can't be seen by looking through the letterbox; I hide in the bedroom with the curtains closed, and avoid all windows (plus mirrors and reflective surfaces because they show me I'm still not invisible). I've become nocturnal, staying up all night, then sleeping in most of the day. Earlier this afternoon, I think someone pressed the buzzer for the flat. I wasn't sure if I'd heard right at first, and so waited quietly until they went away. I've been trying to stay as quiet as possible, in the hope that the neighbours in the surrounding flats will think nobody's in. Unfortunately, one of them seems to have a dog, which is making me feel less invisible. Anyway, in terms of being quiet, I've mostly managed well today, except for the fact I needed a shower. I had one, because it's nice to be all squeaky clean :tongue: but I worry that it's blown my cover of invisibility. Having done all the laundry in the flat, I'm now left with just the tidying and vacuuming to do, really. The thing is, vacuuming is noisy, and guarantees that I won't be invisible. :unsure: But, having already had a shower, is vacuuming the flat really going to make a difference to my invisibility? The flat's not really that bad, just a few bits of fluff/dust/crumbs on the floor that I want to get rid of really. Make the flat squeaky clean like me. I also need to take out the rubbish and recycling, too. Unfortunately, that requires going outside. :argh: I just want to remain invisible. If I'm quiet, I can pretend nobody's here, even if someone comes to the door. I can't do that if they've seen/heard me. :unsure: So... long story short: should I vacuum the flat or not?