On March 16th, I wrote “I take two steps forward and slide three steps back.” Yesterday saw a marvelous transformation of my living room-kitchen area. With all the marvelous floor space (echo: “marvelous floor space”) I vacuumed thoroughly and used the crevice tool, too. (Yes, I used my Halo vacuum cleaner that wasn’t an appropriate donation for the Silent Auction.) More on-my-knees as I cleaned the carpet with Resolve High Traffic Area Carpet Foam. I took the three “scatter rugs” to the laundry room and invested a couple of dollars to get them clean. They were not quite dry when I brought them home so I draped them over planters in the yard. BUT (here’s the conspiracy theory) it rained again last night. Not a lot; just enough to get the rugs wet!!
It is another dark gloomy day as I write this (9 o’clock). Because of “re-arrangements,” my back is turned so I can’t see the street and people coming and going. Notice in the second picture that I have my decades-old office chair at the side of the table. Previously I was using a big dining table chair at the end. There is “decades-old” plastic between the carpet and the chair wheels. That was lugged-in from the yard and scrubbed. A similar plastic is under the glider-recliner chair (brought in from the yard and scrubbed) but it was larger and required work. With my heavy-duty long-handle tree-limb clippers, I removed about fifteen inches along one side (now turned to the back, of course). Why have plastic? So the black wrought-iron base doesn’t blemish the carpet. (I can’t argue with success; I’ve done it that way for years!!) Notice the rust-color towel on the glider-recliner? That towel is over thirty years old, never used, elegant luxurious Egyptian cotton. Why do I cover the chair? Because over-the-years (especially when it was in storage for fifteen months) the simulated-leather became sticky!! So-o-o-o, I lubricate the material with WD-40 and I cover the chair. (It’s a very comfortable chair!!)
Furthermore (yesterday): I had to make changes in the position of the shelves on the black wire rack (see it behind the office chair). Now I have a place for the plastic magazine files. Those contain Birds and Bloom magazines, Escapee magazines, and gardening books.
On the bright side (on a gloomy day), a picture (taken yesterday) of a Bluebird at the mealworm feeder.