Sunday, January 8, 2017
Flowers and Floors
I did not finish.
Friday night, I decided to tackle our bedroom. I started strong.
I started with the closet.
I moved everything out. Dusted the shoe shelf and got rid of two pairs of shoes. Vacuumed the floor. Mopped the floor.
I moved everything to one side of the room.
Vacuumed the dust rhinos.
I did this three different times to reach the whole floor--oh! Except, I didn't move the dressers.
As I was vacuuming and mopping I thought about how much I love getting this beastly chore done. I try to do this in the bedroom at least twice a year--but I think the last time I did this it was actually during the cure one whole year ago!
But disaster struck. While I was cleaning baseboards in the first section, I twisted my ankle. I limped through to the finish line but I could barely walk by the end of it.
Saturday morning, I begged off going to my mothers so I could finish my floors.
I got the hallway upstairs done. Just in the nick of time, my husband finally finished painting the bathroom--so I could put all the stuff away.
I really like it without the bookshelf. I thought it would look weird without it but it's OK.
Then, I tackled the stairs. That was a much bigger job than I'd anticipated for some reason. I mean, I swept. But then I hand washed each step and riser with a bucket or water and a micro fibre cloth.
When I was done, I was done in. It didn't help matters that my ankle was throbbing badly.
I didn't do any more, even though I had my husband pick up my Mom's carpet cleaner so I can try and resuscitate our living room rug.
But it will have to wait.