One thing leads to another
I finally put my new-from-Craigslist Steamvac to use yesterday. I only did half of the family room. I did one wash cycle, then FOUR rinses — two in the afternoon, and two at night, when the carpet was almost dry — and the water was still almost-black. And this is with us vacuuming that room at least 2x/week. Eek.
Then, I went to put the furniture back… and I noticed how dusty the wood blinds were. So, I cleaned the three wood blinds, which is probably my least-favorite job around the house, but boy does it feel good when they’re clean and gleaming.
And, once the blinds were clean, I thought, “I’ll just wash the windows, too.”
Then, I thought, “I can’t put dusty furniture on clean carpet next to clean blinds.” So, now I’m in the middle of dusting and polishing all of the furniture.
And, as I’m dusting, I thought, “I’ll bet if I take that lamp apart, I can hammer out the dinged-up place on the metal base, so it doesn’t sit lopsided.” Done.
No wonder it takes me forEVer to complete a task.
Fiala is on the floor on a big blanket we have, and it feels great that I’m not freaked out about her getting a mouthful of dog hair and 3.5 years of dirt every time her lips touch the carpet, as she wiggles and rolls off of the blanket.
Today, I also lined up picking up some stuff tomorrow from Freecycle postings — some 3T clothes for Audrey, and a large area rug to go under our kitchen/dining table. The lady giving it away cautioned me, “It’s definitely NOT modern-looking,” which was abhorrent to her, but perfect for me. 🙂
We also did school… Dinner’s planned…
Oh, my camera is not working 98% of the time, or I would have snapped a pic — Wesley and Audrey spent a good portion of the morning in their fort concocted by all the family room furniture, which had been pushed to one side, combined with all the dining room chairs, which Grant had moved in order to vacuum/Swiffer, as is one of his Thursday chores. It was a fantastically huge fort, and they had a wonderful time together.
It’s been a good day, one of those altogether rare productive days.