Another Monday…Let’s Get After It!

First of all, the review of what we’ve gotten done so far:

The desk is still neat, underneath still uncluttered to the part I’ve finished, but today I am going to take a break from sitting on the floor because it hurts my back if I do it too long. And there are other parts of the house that could use a cleaning too.

Before I get started though, a quick anecdote. I went to Home Depot today looking for WD40 and canned air because my front door has been screeching and my portable air conditioner coils are full of dust. Well, they didn’t have the air, but when I brought home the WD40 and told my husband what I planned to do with it he said: “You know that’s not a lubricant, right?” I blinked and showed him the back of the can where it said “lubricates.” It felt kind of good to know something he didn’t, but I was a bit shocked. How do you get through life without the miracle of WD40? BTW, the front door is whisper silent now. 😉 I found the remnants of a can of air, but it really didn’t work on the coils, so I am still contemplating what to do there.

Anyway…time to clean, right? Today my goal is to restore the upstairs bathroom to the Asian-influenced beauty it had before we started using it every day and letting things pile up. It is currently a mess:


I am not going to lie. It’s really filthy. So I didn’t want to take closer pictures, but that’s a cop-out, so I probably will…but for detail shots. I think you can get the idea from these.

Let’s get started.

Time Passing

(We remember what that picture means, right? Time passed…)


Well, it probably won’t get completely finished today, and the linen closet is a day by itself. I have a real tendency to over-estimate my stamina for the day…still, I think you will be pleased to see the difference. I know we are.


One end of the counter was worse than the other. (And I forgot to take a picture of the mess behind the sink before I started cleaning it up.)

Now, the clutter is gone and it looks like it is supposed to…:

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May still be a bit cluttered for some, but SOOOOO much better. The tablet is running my Steam Powered Giraffe playlist. This is even better for housecleaning than the Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack from last week.

I still have more work to do in the tub. I’ve found that Scrubbing Bubbles work great, even on our textured surface, but it takes a couple of applications when it’s gotten as bad as it had.

I did like the results from the Tile Plus Mold and Mildew Remover, but wish I had read the cautions before using it because it says open windows and/or turn on fans. Well, this is obviously a windowless bath, and I didn’t turn on the overhead fan until I’d already sprayed it. Don’t do that. I think I am still tasting bleach…yuck! Stay safe out there!

Anyway, here are the results so far:


Like I said, not finished, but much better.

I also cleaned up the toilet some and put in 2000 Flushes. Taking a break for lunch. I may or may not get back to it today. It sucks getting old…

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 twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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