Monday, May 11, 2015

On a scrubbing binge

As much as I dislike housework sometimes I still get on a cleaning binge. Right now it is windows, patio doors, tile floors and summer outdoor "stuff".

I mentioned that I did clean one set of patio doors, the BBQ and some patio chairs. We fired up the BBQ on Saturday for chicken shish-kebabs and enjoyed them thoroughly. We didn't use it at all last summer and I am determined that we will get our money out of it this and next summer before we leave it behind in our move.

I finished the 4th tile floor this morning and am starting on the kitchen windows and door that collect so much tree pollen. So far I have hosed them down well and soon I will be outside on a ladder washing.

I'm also going to spend some time admiring our new retaining walls and stairs that we can't even see from the house LOL. They cost a small fortune but half the amount of the first bid and are a necessary maintenance project that we couldn't do ourselves. The crew worked incredibly hard and a side benefit it that the tire, bedframe, steel drum and other assorted trash that was semi-buried in the hillside by previous owners of this house are all gone to the dump. That alone makes me very happy as does the fact that I won't worry so much about breaking an ankle when I go down into the woods to clean and spray kudzu. One more pre house sale task checked off.

At the end of May we will be 24 months out from when Hubby can retire and we are starting to work on what we think needs to be done. We also had the crew remove some diseased bushes and we will be planting different ones ourselves to save money. Hopefully they won't look too pitifully small by the time we sell.

Have a great day!


  1. Your story of the landfill in your back garden made me laugh. When we bought our first house, we had to remove hundreds of nails on the kitchen wooden floor; goodness knows why they were there ! I told my husband that one day, we'd remove one too much and the whole house would fall down ! I'm sure all these arrangements in your surroundings procure you a great peace of mind. X

    1. What previous owners do to their houses and yards never ceases to amaze me but you may have the best story yet!

  2. It's okay to keep your fondness of housework to a minimal. After all, your tiny disinterest upon the matter doesn't seem to affect the overall disposal of you home's cleanliness. At any rate, kudos to you for being so productive that day, Juhli! You definitely had a lot going on back then, and I'm surprised you even had the time to blog about it. Thanks for sharing that! It was fun stumbling upon your blog. All the best to you! :)

    Delbert Powers @ Minute Man International