by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
I can't believe my Mum has been gone nine months. : (
One prickly problem has been the carpet tacks. Six real estate agents came through to give us estimates. (My brother's idea.) Every one of them said, "rip up that ugly, dirty carpet in the living room." Brother was not convinced, but he and I did pull it up...except, he was sooooooo convinced that everyone buying houses these days wants carpet and NOT hardwood floors (he doesn't watch HGTV) that he refused to pull up the carpet tacks (little bits of wood with spikes sticking up. That's what holds the carpet in place).
Well ... I still have a whole list of things that need to get done before 5 pm tonight, one of which is a little touch-up painting outside. The only thing is, it hasn't been warm enough to paint. Mother Nature is supposed to cooperate on Easter Sunday. (Guess what I'll be doing!)
The worst part, though, was crumbs in the freezer. What is with crumbs? Nothing I did seemed to get them up. Dry cloth, damp cloth, sopping wet cloth. I decided to let them sit there and I'll have another go at them. But darned if that older fridge doesn't now look brand new!
In the meantime, I'm hoping the rain holds off long enough that I can do some window washing. (I don't even wash my own windows.)
I want the house to be sparkling and beautiful...something my folks would be proud of.
By Sunday it will be.
Do you think cleaning the fridge is one of the nastier household jobs? If not, what IS your least favorite household job?