Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Hot summer days and a flood.
I have been slacking...I know. It's just that it is now summer and it is way more fun to be outside and doing fun things, visiting family, going for roller blades, having tailgate parties and eating ice cream than sitting down to a computer. (like watching K water the flowers in her winter coat in 23 degree heat, nuts!) I used to go on and check it (mail) every few hours and now, just once in the evening after all the fun has gone to bed.
I have been working my butt off trying to get organized, all the closets and drawers, the out of sight places. To some these spaces do not matter and having the house look clean from a glance is what matters. But, for me I go crazy knowing that it is really a lie and the closets are hiding a deep dark secret. Now that they are neat, aahhh, I can take a breath. But of course this all means that the regular chores have been neglected so I have to play catch up in all the visible spaces. I have also finally gotten to the basement, something that hadn't really happened since we moved in.
Not that I meant to though....it all started with wanting to clean the upstairs bathroom. I wanted a bigger basket to store the bath toys and went on a hunt in the basement. After looking everywhere I remembered that Dave had stuck some stuff in the furnace room...somewhere I have ventured maybe 3 times in the last 7 months. When I went in I noticed water all over the floor, soaked boxes and water leaking under the wall into the office and soaking the floor out there. I could hear a hissing noise and found a hose that had a hole melted in it from being too close to the hot water cooper pipe and it was spraying all over the hot water heater, the floor, and a vent. I think God sent me on that crazy mission this morning, seriously what are the odds?
Needless to say I ended up cleaning the basement today and getting things put away that have been lying around for months. The bathroom still needs cleaning though. I feels really good to get this stuff done....I feel lighter!
Posted by familymclean at 1:25 AM