Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stirring Up Dust

I tackled my bedroom today. I have been noticing a "moldy" smell in there. With all the cold weather, with Mr C sick... the bedroom window has remained closed, blinds down, curtains closed. In cleaning my way around the room, I took down the curtains to be washed. Opened the blinds... and discovered the moldy smell. The windows- the actual glass on the windows! had mold growing on it. Yuck!
That has now been taken care of.
It is taking me all day to do the room, since I can only do a portion at a time. Remove things, dust them as I go, wipe surfaces down, vacuum, and mop that section. Then I wait for the floor to dry, so I can move things back. Proceed to the next section. There are LOTS of things to move and dust. Some spots (like under the rolltop desk), I have had to blind vacuum. I have found coins, medicine, and a sealed package of ear plugs sucked up into the vacuum. When the current section of floor is dry, I will be shoving the bed to the far (clean!) side of the room to deal with the inevitable dust bunnies and lost socks that accumulate beneath beds. I should be finishing the entire room in another two or three sections.

Happily, I have NOT found mold growing on the walls behind the furniture, as I did a couple of years ago. This house has smelled moldy to me since we moved into it. I strongly suspect it was a run down wreck that had some cosmetic work done just before we rented it. (Like painting over mold!)

Mr C got me a big bag of Hershey's Kisses for Valentines Day. He said that I should eat them instead of asking him for kisses. I totally copped out of Valentines Day this year. No Cards, Candy, or Cookies for anyone.

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Please be praying for Tom's Aunt Elaine and his family on her side. She was taken off life support yesterday and moved to a hospice. Tom's Mom has gone to Florida to be with her sister.
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Have a blessed day!

1 comment:

truth said...

This makes me feel so much better. I didn't do anything for Valentine's day either. Last year I bought all of my girls a piece of jewelry, including my daughter-in-law. This year, nothing.