Sunday, November 06, 2011
My friend Karen invited me to go to the King Tut Exhibition this afternoon. She took her brother to the Delta College planetarium for the partner display of astronomy Thursday, but did not think I would like it. (I love the planetarium!!)
The displays are replicas, since the Egyptian government will no longer release the original artifacts, but they are duplicated right down to the most minute detail. NO pictures allowed.. darn it..
So, I am taking a whirlwind trip to Egypt this afternoon, less than 20 miles from my home!! It is now a pink sunrise, so it should be a beautiful day to be out and about!!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Our carpet smells so nice now, looks so fresh and clean. I use bleach and the official jug-o-cleaner for the steamer. The bleach smell is not too strong, but it sure does get the spots out of the fibers that are too tough for regular solution. It took me 2 1/2 hours to do just the living room and hall. Moving furniture takes time too. I even tried the steamer on my kitchen floor. IT really works great, but leaves the floor wet, so since we store the appliance in the basement, I will not be hauling it upstairs every time I wish to clean the kitchen floor.
Today's project is moving our BBQ grill off the deck, all the way around our yard, through the drive-through gate, into the garage for the winter. We also will be covering our picnic table with our old pool cover.
I also laundered our bedsheets last evening and put them out to dry on the line this morning; it was 52 degrees and a breeze, so nature's breath dried my sheets while I cleaned carpets!
Yesterday morning the U.S. Postal Service kindly moved my mailbox to a new post next to the neighbor's post. They did, however, leave the post I had , STILL STICKING IN THE GROUND!! When I put it in a few years ago, I did sink a new hole, poured a foot of concrete in, so they would have needed a backhoe, or some hydraulics to get it out of the ground.
I guess you could call the new setting "Sparkish" since I now have to walk further and out into the street to get to my mailbox, instead of in my yard. Hopefully, I will not lose any more slippers frozen in THEIR driveway this winter!! We will see....
Friday, November 04, 2011
Lots more cleaning today, bedsheets on the clothesline,,, winter approacheth!!!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Pickie decided to have a glass of a nice Cabernet Sauvignon` last night., I rarely drink spirits, but red wine is good for the heart, stimulates the RBC's, so I settled down in my chair and sipped. It has a nice, smoky, deep woody flavor, with tones of blackberry. I always drink Redwood Creek wine.(California domestic)
I was celebrating getting the windows cleaned. The actual cleaning of the windows is very easy; it is the wrestling of furniture and hopping on the beds and bouncing around on them while cleaning, that is the big challenge! In my Lodge room I have an antique commode in front of the window, that I refinished , that has my printer, office supplies, phone,router on. There are about a hundred cords and such next to an end table next to it with my tower and speaker with added tweeters/woofers. You can only pull this commode away from the wall a certain way, and only so far away from the wall, without dropping everything(I DID drop the phone and base) and/or yanking all wires and cords from their appliances or the wall.
It was 65 degrees here yesterday, a heat wave, and I was perspiring within five minutes!! I also had to move huge planter and my chair, a couple boxes of DVD's to get TO the commode.
Two of the windows are behind the beds, so up I go, bouncing around, removing valances, cafe curtains from DD's windows just to get to the glass,, my windows have wood blinds AND valances(I did not bother to remove MY valances), .. This sounds kind of whiny, BUT besides being on the mattress close to the ceiling, I also had to work in-between our ceiling fans! Don't smack my head or pull window out and snap a fan paddle off!!
Linda's Law # 612: When cleaning ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, you will always run out of cleaning solution on the very last thing you are cleaning.
Yes, I ran out of my special glass cleaner while trying to spray the top outside of DD's window while wrestling both windows on my knee, hunched over beneath the ceiling fan, on the mattress, near the ceiling! Off I go after carefully setting both windows, cleaning cloths down, kneeling down on mattress without putting any weight on surgical hand, off to get crappy old leftover windex somebody gave me, tossing my old can of cleaner away and then climbing back up and dodging all, to get that last window clean, .
I cleaned 22 windows inside and out and my hand hurt so badly that I could only sit and do some repair work to my steam cleaner, instead of actually cleaning the carpets. It has already started raining throughout the night, so we will have to let it dry for much longer when we get the floor cleaned.. humidity is 90% now.
Fortunately, DD got the lawn mowed and leaves mulched..it may be the last mowing/mulching this year for OUR house,, moms is a different story,, we will see..
I think I have underestimated how much I can do with one bum hand,, I need to work on that,,, I am not used to sitting and watching things NOT get done..
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Pretty slow trick or treat night for Halloween, we got three kids at 6:45, then nothing! Last year we had twelve kids...
People have been inquiring about my tart cherry capsules. I order my glucosamine, tart cherry caps and CoQ10 all from Puritans pride ONLINE. I got some in September and they had 25 cent shipping! I always wait until they have free shipping, but this was the first time they offered it for a quarter! Their standard shipping if I cannot wait for free, is $4.95, regardless of order size.
It is a safe site, I have been using my credit card for years and never had a problem. The order always arrives in a week. Once in awhile they send me a freebie, like a plastic medicine holder (I use it for jewelry when I travel!) , I have two of them...
You can buy one bottle of their products, BUT I have never done that. their sales are as follows:
BUY TWO GET THREE FREE, OR BUY THREE, GET FOUR FREE,ETC.
I get paper catalogs and use them to see new products, but I usually go online to puritanspride.com. There is never any junk mail sent ,, just an occasional catalog,, usually seasonal..
I was ordering my cherry caps from Traverse City, the cherry capitol, but they were about $12 for 30 ct. They are pure liquid concentrate,,, the Puritan Pride caps are same concentration, but capsules with powdered concentrate. 1000mg in each..
I even have my pharmacist buying them!! He told me about the Traverse City caps, but I could not afford them after one order, so researched PP caps.. He has his sister with rheumatoid arthritis using them!!
So, this is not an ad. I am just answering questions for about nine or ten Sparkers who have asked for a while..
I was surprised how much of a discount there is buying them online as opposed to the markup in stores!! Overhead is expensive I guess.
Today I am getting my pneumonia shot,it has been five years, the maximum time to get another.. sure wish I did not have to keep getting them:$70 this year,, five years ago, it was $40!! out of pocket too..
SInce I did not get all of the windows cleaned yesterday(I cleaned my wood blinds, all the ceiling fans, tv, pc, windowsills, cobwebs, dusted furniture, mantel, hearth, lamps,etc, some of the interior windows. today is all the rest of the windows and steam clean the carpet after r I repair the steamer.
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