Yesterday marked the beginning of a top to bottom cleaning spree which hopefully will be completed by the middle of next week. To start out, A1 and I gutted the living room, washed the windows and walls (unable to paint due to physical constraints of having cathedral ceilings and no high ladders). Having no place to hide, the dust elephants and cobwebs were eradicated from even the deepest and darkest of corners.
Next I shampood the carpets, stripped the couch and love seat of their cushions’ covers and gave those a good scrubbing and airing out to dry.
While the carpet and furniture dried I pulled a few weeds. The garden is really starting to take off and the zucchini plants now reach my armpits in height.
A large crop of green tomatoes has suddenly appeared as well. My DH wants to fry them and eat them now, but we’re going to let them ripen and if there are too many to can or dry then we’ll start eating them green.
Next year we’re (and by “we’re” I mean my DH) going to run the rototiller over a large portion of the back yard so I can plant a huge garden.
Today the family room is under siege. All shelves have been cleared, toy bins dumped and decisions are being made about what to leave out for playing with, save for posterity and what to donate. Tomorrow we start on the attic.
In the meantime I’ve made plans to sit and knit a little this afternoon to maintain some semblance of sanity before it takes a sabbatical along with my dignity.
I’ve not worn make up in days, my hair looks like a bird’s nest and I’m in dire need of an uninterrupted bath. Cheers!