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Cleaning Marathon

Friday, June 3rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s exhausting owning a house. Our house and property aren’t even all that big, relatively speaking, but they’re enough to keep two of us plenty busy maintaining them.

Yesterday we first leveraged the daylight hours to mow the lawn, whack the weeds with our new weed whacker (I had a lot of fun with it), finish trimming the hedges (Jen’s multi-day project), and replace four of our 16 storm windows with their warm-weather counterparts (starting with most of the upstairs windows since it’s starting to get hot up there).

When night fell, we moved the cleaning party inside and powered through a major cleaning of the whole house. Jen’s better at the detail cleaning than I am (naturally), so she gave a stellar shine to our kitchen sink and bathroom, while I tackled the other rooms and the vacuuming.

In all, it was probably at least a five-hour (or more) non-stop cleaning marathon. I can’t imagine doing all that were there not two of us, or were there a little one in our lives. I understand why people do things like hire gardeners and cleaning services. It’s tiring work, but well worth the effort since the house and outside look and feel great.

California friends Jane and Sarah are coming to town today as part of their East Coast tour, and we’re really psyched to see them! Now we’ll have a clean house to show them, too.

Tags: home ownership

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan // Jun 3, 2005 at 6:23 pm

    Vacuum by hand if for losers. Get yourself a Roomba and life will be better. Due out next holiday season is the Scuba for all your mopping needs like a hardwood floor!