Sort of! It could have been more productive or more efficiently productive but…..oh well!
Spent some time cleaning up the aftermath of my dust storm…..I’m worried it will never been gone…ever! Even after vacuuming and dusting within a couple of hours, if the air conditioning has come on, everything is covered again …..it’s a little bit less and finer but still there and still very noticeable on the dark hardwood floors and tables…..the floors are like a skating rink!
My sheers have to come down and get a good wash, all the nooks and crannies in the kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, blinds need cleaning…..everywhere….just WOW!
table this morning…was dusted on Thursday night! Not sure why it’s sideways????
We I have a storage area under the stairs….luggage, golf clubs, vacuum, stuff like that…..it too is all covered. Probably a good idea to get all the vents cleaned out too.
I tackled some of it but…..wow, just wow is all I can say! I did think about getting my cleaning lady to come over but it’s all just going to come back, at least for a while, so will just keep at it, for now!
I’m having a retirement party on Sept 1 for a friend so I hope most of it will finally be gone by then.
Bullnoses for the stairs were bought and dropped off for staining. They’ll be ready next week sometime, but will then have to wait until after the long weekend to get going again. Slowly, but surely, we’ll get it done!
I have weeds and grass growing in my driveway and along the curb….it really doesn’t look very good. So off to Home Depot and our local garden centre to find the best, safest, fast acting stuff to use to get rid of it all. Sprayed all that then and ripped out the old flowers from the potted plant in front of the house and replaced them with “Winter Pansies”….she promised me they would bloom for a long time…..I hope so. I was also going to pick up a new furnace filter but forgot (memory like a sieve and didn’t take my “list”….argh), so will definitely need to go back today and get that….I’m sure this dust is not good for the furnace/air con……ack!
Outside, one thing led to another, pulling a few weeds here and there, getting rid of some old wood and junk, not enough to make a big difference though. I started looking around the yard and thought about all the things that could be done out there to make it look good but keeping it low maintenance…..but that can all wait until next spring once I’m retired. I’ve never been a gardener, nor was Ken. Our yard was never very nice….just the basic maintenance was done, like cutting the grass and weed whacking around the edges….any “gardening” was done in pots and baskets….hmmm, maybe I’ll take up gardening when I retire.
A girlfriend wants to do some kitchen renos, so I went with her to check out cabinets etc…..that was fun but gave me some more ideas….I need to finish one project at a time, right!! Stairs are a priority and I have promised my self that those will be finished before I
start finish the kitchen which we started back in 2012…..I should really get the plugs fixed though.
Then dinner with my BIL and SIL at Denny’s! Good enough.
I really did do a lot yesterday, but so little to show for it really. Keeping busy is definitely good. It’s not a distraction though because a lot of the stuff that needs doing, that I want done and that is actually getting done, just makes me think how much I miss him being around and doing all this (the good stuff and bad….like the dust!) together….now it’s just me. He would help keep me focused on one project or job at a time….”let’s just get this finished first” he would say.
I’m off to a wedding party tonight….not sure what else to call it….it’s not the wedding or a reception, it’s just a party! Our friend’s son got married earlier this year, small ceremony, only his parents and brothers. Her family is in New Zealand and couldn’t come for some reason or another but are here now, so the “party” is tonight. It will be fun……it’s outside and the weather is great….I really enjoy these kinds of parties. We’re not supposed to bring gifts (or money), just to come and share a good time…..I find it hard to not get them something….maybe a card and a nice bottle of wine??? And what should I wear……