Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Busy Weekend

The new furnace involved a certain amount of men in work boots tromping from the outside into the furnace room, back and forth for two days.  On Saturday morning I decided that the hallway carpet needed a shampoo.  I threw in a load of laundry while I was doing that.

Then I decided to wash the windows in the French doors that lead out to the deck.  But, ick, the paint on the outside was peeling and dirty.  I ended up taking the doors apart and painting them.


There had been a bit of rain this past week.  The grass was high.  I got out the weed whacker and trimmed all around.  I was going to wait for my son to maybe mow on Sunday, but you never know how the weather will cooperate with plans like that so I started up the lawn tractor and mowed the lawn myself.  Then of course there was the raking and sweeping to finish off that project.
It looks like a huge yard, but I mow about one acre.


When I took this picture out of the front window, I noticed just how totally filthy that window was.  The house faces a fairly busy road and tends to catch the road dust.  So I ended up washing that window as well.  It's quite an operation since it is raised ranch level.

After an exercise walk, I decided to make some supper.  I dropped a piece of chopped broccoli on the floor and nearly had a heart attack when I noticed how dirty the kitchen floor was.  Good grief.  Well, Monday is clean the kitchen day, but this could not wait past Sunday morning.  So Sunday morning found me on my hands and knees with a pail of hot water and a scrub brush, a strange version of church.
Before (embarrassing)

After


I was going to go to a yoga class, but I sat down to read for half an hour first--fell asleep and missed it.  I called it an extended shavasana--dead body pose.


22 comments:

gigihawaii said...

You crack me up! Wow! You make me look like a lazy woman.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You busy bee!

Meryl Baer said...

So energetic. You left me in the dust.

Linda Reeder said...

You hardly needed an exercise class after all of that!

Aunt Betsy said...

LOL! As a former children's librarian this made me thing of the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie....™

Aunt Betsy said...

LOL! As a former children's librarian this made me thing of the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie....™

Olga Hebert said...

I can see that! My grandson's first very favorite book.

Rian said...

May be a bit of work, but it gives you a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! I think you deserved that nap...

Muffie said...

One thing leads to another, to another, to another! Of course, I hit the wall halfway through your list!!

Sextant said...

I had to take a nap after reading your post, it exhausted me.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Since cleanliness is next to Godliness you were just on hands and knees to creat that feeling on a Sunday. And your relaxing yoga pose was well deserved:-;

Marilyn K said...

Good thing you missed yoga.....would have been embarrassing if you had fallen asleep in mid-pose.

Marilyn K said...

Good thing you missed yoga.....would have been embarrassing if you had fallen asleep in mid-pose.

Tom Sightings said...

You may have moved to Florida for half the year ... but you sure do still have that ole New England work ethic!

Kay said...

Oh gracious! You are absolutely amazing! Your energy level is awesome and you've made me feel really guilty. I need to go and clean something tomorrow. Hmmm... my floors are dirty too.

oklhdan said...

I got tired just reading about your cleaning and mowing. I was proud to just mow our front and back yard the other day.

Kc W said...

Olga. would you come visit me please!!! My home could use your skills!

Weekend-Windup said...

You have done a very good job!

Eileen said...

Your list of chores tired me out just thinking about it. I tend to have times like that too, where one chore leads to another and before I know the weekend is gone and I'm exhausted.
I hope this weekend is a little more restful for you.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You're so funny. I ned to do our floor, too, but we went for a drive yesterday. Pouring rain, too!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Barbara said...

Well bless your heart. You just blew around like a world wind. No wonder you needed a rest. You get double exercise credit for all that house work.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

P.S. I love mowing. I find it meditation in motion!