We adore each filthy chore…


It’s amazing how much difference the past two weeks have made around here. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but when I see what I’ve gotten done so far, it really makes me want to finish. Though there is still a mountain of work to climb, it isn’t as big as it once was, and I really AM enjoying it. (I might not go all the way to “adore” but it’s a cute song*…)

My only regret so far is that I still haven’t managed to work in any of my “real” job — writing and editing — to go along side the housework. There has to be a balance, but I haven’t found it yet. I will, I’m sure.

So, what’s up for today…?

First roll, 45 minutes in the Master Bath. Wonder if I can pull that off with Newell still in bed? He is a night owl by proclivity, and was up all night… Lord knows there is plenty to do in there. Maybe if I shut the door we can get away with it.

UPDATE ONE: Well, that wound up being a lot longer chore than expected, because Newell was awake when I went in to start, and we ate lunch and watched most of Funny People before I got started in the bathroom. Scrubbing toilets takes longer than you think! But this time I have a before (cringe) and after photo so that you can see what a wondrous job the pumice stone does. Still not having the kind of luck I want on the shower floor, with its pebbly texture…but I think I might have aspirated some Ajax trying. 😛

Glad to be done in there — window open to air the bath out some.

Pictures:

           

toilet before                                               toilet after

LOVE the pumice stone. This is the one I’ve been using:Pumie HD Scouring Stick. I highly recommend it, and I may get another one to use on other things — once that one’s gone in the toilet, it isn’t going anywhere else!

I also got my sink cleaned up a bit and started on the glass work. Didn’t take much to have done 45 minutes worth.

Second roll is 1 hour 15 minutes in the Junk Room. Getting more of those boxes emptied would be a good thing.

 

UPDATE TWO: Moved a little slow on that one, but I think I can see a fair improvement. Here is the area I focused on:

       

Still a lot to do in there. Many things were just shifted. But everything must be sorted through a little at a time. It’s still a big step forward.

Since it is getting kind of late, and Once Upon a Time will be starting soon, I am going to file for my remaining hour of today. The filing is actually starting to come along. This is helping a lot:

It can make things go a lot faster.

 

DAILY WRAP UP: 45 minutes Master Bath + 1 hour 15 minutes Junk Room + 1 hour Filing = 3 hours.

See y’all tomorrow.

* See the Sunday Song Credits page to see what I mean.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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