Monday, October 15, 2012
Mike has gone off to the beach this morning. I will give that a pass for the rest of the week, but he doesn’t seem to be as sensitive to the red tide and smell of dead fish. My stomach lurches at the thought.
We cleaned shutters and windows this past weekend. The shutters on the shady side of the house were badly mildewed. After a few attempts to get it off, we ended up using a product that attached a spray bottle at the end of the hose. It contained bleach and it worked, but boy, did I suffer all day yesterday. Renewed commitment to my homemade cleaners and respiratory masks if I ever attempt that again. And, I am staying away from the red tide.
Last night was one of those toss and turn and fling pillows around the room nights. I never woke up for long enough to have to get out of bed, but it was NOT a refreshing night’s sleep. Probably related to chlorine poisoning (over dramatic?). Earlier this summer I was having nights like that and I read somewhere (most likely not in a scientific journal) that it could be a sign of an overly acidic system. The remedy—a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water before bed. I will have to remember that before bed tonight. Good old baking soda. If only it would remove mildew on window shutters.
I see that other people have had active, productive weekends. I need to give myself a shake and go DO something. Enough whining!