Spent many hours strategizing how to set up the house in "zones" to be safe for B. I don't think I can leave him entirely unsupervised anywhere - but I can certainly make everywhere as safe as possible and make sure he and I are always in the same "zone" (until his room is ready; he can be in there alone ). So I am going to do a lot of cabinet securing, door adding, hook-and-eye lock placing, and doorknob protecting. Until he has his own secure room, I may just have to shower at night. It sounds ridiculous, I know, but there is nowhere I can leave him alone for 5-10 minutes while I can't see or hear anything. Again, this is just temporary. Once his room is set up (by the end of the month, I hope!) then I'll have a lot more freedom. And after he goes to bed at night I can do things like run out the garbage and have fires in the fireplace and do concentrated computer projects.
This morning I thought I could grab a few extra winks by taking him up to the playroom. I did get to lie down, but sleep...not so much. He was too busy sitting on my head and trying to shove a felt banana into my mouth to let me sleep. Still this is a nice mellow place to start the day, so maybe we'll continue to hang out up there in the mornings, although it does suck to have no access to a toilet or food.
As much as I dreaded these changes, I'm ok with it - change must happen, and B must move on to the next phase. He has to be allowed to grow up, and his own room and freedom to move about the house freely is part of this. Now excuse me while I go pick up the cribbage game he just spilled all over the floor.