Showing posts with label house cleaning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label house cleaning. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Can You Get Better Help Than This


I don't think so. Daddy just finished putting down new flooring in their new home. It looks like my Great Grandson is a very good helper! Not bad for 14 months old. How cute is this! And yes, he has started walking!

Don't work too hard. Maybe, I can get you some good help at a discounted wage!

Mary

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Activity Overload

Today is my Knitters and Hookers Day. I have so many things to do outside in the garden and I feel like I am going in circles. Not good. And, I also have many things that need to be done in the house. I better use the following words as my mantra throughout the day and stay calm.


And, maybe, intersperse it with a little laughter.




I am still working on the photos for my Yosemite vacation post. For some reason I have a lot of difficulty when working with a lot of photos for a post.

Must run. No - Must Slow Down.

Have a Great Day.



Thursday, May 10, 2012

How Clean (Dirty) Is Your Carpet

I have wanted a new vacuum clearer for about two years. My Hoover Canister Vacuum has been repaired, taped with duct tape and properly maintained including frequent bag changes. But the time had come for serious evaluation of just how clean I was able to make my carpets. Having a doggie (that sheds long hair) in the house certainly contributes to difficult carpet maintenance. Take a look at this disgusting photo of dirt and dog hair! Embarrassing! - to say the least.


No longer will I have to live with this in my carpet because my new vacuum has removed it. I imagine it will take a few times of vacuuming before it is the cleanest. At this time, I am very pleased with this Hoover Wind Tunnel Baglass Canister Cleaner with Powered Nozzle S3765-040. A little expensive. I hope it is worth it.


For the past few months I have been sneezing and having allergy symptoms.  And, I have been thinking that maybe it could be partly caused by the dog hair and dirt in the carpet, even though the carpet looked clean!  I like getting something new. Even though it is a household appliance!

Have A Wonderful Day.



Monday, March 07, 2011

Looks Like It Is Pink Hard Hat Time Again

I like and laugh at this photo from google images and it is so fitting for me because of my many and frequent projects that are generally, but not always, pursued by men. If you follow my blog you know that for many years I have managed to learn and accomplish most of my home repair and maintenace projects from cleaning off the roof (which I should NOT do anymore) to replacing an electrical switch/outlet.


This time it is the vacumn cleaner that needed a little cleaning, new filters and a little overhaul. I am happy to tell you that all of the screws and parts went back together nicely and it purrs like a good vacumn should. Mission accomplished.

I guess it is all in a days work at my home. Now I think after I vacumn the carpets I am going to sit down and crochet on my blue and white afghan.

I hope you are having a Grand Day.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Thanksgiving Is Next

So, it is time to change out a few decorations to welcome in the Thanksgiving holidays. You know they will be here before the next blink of an eye. It looks like my horn of plenty basket is overflowing with harvest flowers. This table sits at the end of my entry hall and it makes a nice welcoming statement when anyone comes in the front door. 


Visions of chestnuts roasting in the fire?  No, not quite. I thought I would try my hand at roasting some chestnuts in the oven.  I bought them when I went to Apple Hill a couple weeks ago and I was a little concerned about some mold that was starting to form. So, I was a little less than enthusiastic about the project. But, don't they look pretty on the tray? Well, that was the last of "looking pretty" to me. I had such a difficult time removing the skins that I tossed them all in the trash. I think a big factor in my failure had a lot to do with the continual discomfort I have been in with my back and right arm/shoulder.  I am trying to make the best of it but it is very tiring. I have an appointment with the doctor next Monday to review and discuss the MRI that demonstrated a tear in TWO different tendons along with spurs and arthritis in my right shoulder. Such is life.


Today, I have been trying to do some deep cleaning in my living room. I am trying to get a head start on cleaning before the holidays. Spreading it out over more days is more reasonable for me given how I feel. It is always nice when the house is nice and clean, don't ya think?

I hope you are having a Wonderful Day.


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tell Me It Ain't So



It's ANTS !  We have had so much rain this year and I am being challenged by these tiny little creatures that are starting to drive me crazy, really crazy. Do you see how clean my floor is under my refrigerator? I keep it that way. And look at all the naughty little ants.  When this all started it was with the dog food in Lily's food dish. So, I started leaving it for her only a short time and taking it up. Well, the other night I accidentally kicked her dish and the food went flying. I cleaned (again) everything up. Really good, right?  Not so, the next morning-Saturday-the ants were out in full force. I did not realize that some of the food went under the refrigerator. So, I have been in full cleanup mode for days trying to get ahead of those nasty little things. They even went into my pantry. Look out, anything that is black and teeny gets squashed around here, and I mean it !!!!!!

The last few days have been extremely stressful getting everything ready for international travel. And I will not  bore you with all of the things that have been done before departure time.

I will try to blog while I am away. Time will Tell!!!

I hope you had a lovely day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Look At These Legs

Are these magnificent or what! I found this plant stand on ebay when I was redecorating a few years ago.  I thought I would show it to you since the recent posts have been about my home.



It is made from a tree log and it is in two pieces. I think the skirt is "something else". I guess you could say that it nicely covers her "unmentionables".



And, look at the detail on those high heel shoes.


It is a great conversation piece!

One unique thing about surfing ebay is that you never know what you will happen upon. I can't imagine ever seeing something like this in the stores that I have access to living in the mountains. The man that delivered it said "it was all the talk among the warehouse men" when he was loading it into the truck.

Oh, and the metal room devider works nicely between the dining area and living room. I bought that at a very good discounted price from a furniture store that was going out of business a few years ago.

Maybe, I need to rename my blog something like "decorating on the cheap".

Tomorrow, I have another interesting piece of furniture to show you. Yes, bought on ebay.

~Mary~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Am Still At It

Yes, yes, yes, I am still at it and I am making progress even though it is slow going. Just look at that carpet! It is not very old and it is a beautiful carpet to start with. This if the first time I have cleaned it with the steam cleaner (that I can't live without) and it turned out great. I have to do a section of the room at a time but I eventually get the room completed. I always want to make sure the carpet is thoroughly dry before moving (pushing) the furniture back in place. I really love a clean house and hopefully I will be able to do better at keeping it that way. My back problem is such an issue in keeping up with everything. But, this is a good time of the year before the garden needs so much attention. 








I have a good motivator to keep going with this intensive housecleaning. I am having several friends in for dinner this coming weekend. I planned that intentionally so I would start to get my home back into the order that I like and want. The front part of the house is sure to be a big improvement. The sorting and purging of the bedrooms and sewing room is goint to be another story. But, I am determined! Life is so much more enjoyable when everything has it's place and is generally in it's place.

I have been a naughty girl sitting down at the computer. But, I thought I am certainly overdue in posting. Yes, I am still alive, in pain and very, very tired. It will be worth it.

It is now time to get back to the cleaning. No, I am not going to start surfing the blogs or I will not get my scheduled activities for today completed. I know all to well how that goes. That is one of the reasons that I got myself into this situation.

~Mary~

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Housework To The Recycle Bin

The time has come for me to put my nose to the grindstone and do some serious housecleaning - - - and sorting and purging. I seem to get sidetracked from the cleaning project I set out to do and subsequently never finish.  This relatively new behavior has resulted in a very cluttered house in which I have difficulty finding things. I could blame that on forgetfulness, but I know better.

My posting will be a little sporatic depending on my progress with this New Year commitment.

I will leave you with these visuals. My favorite is the second one.


See you soon.
~Mary~

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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014