Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rainy Saturday

Rainy day here in the swamp, the lawn and garden are enjoying it.  The boat, which recently got flipped over, is now full of water, who knows who or what will move into it.
Yesterday it was beautiful and Mac snapped some photos of the Bee trees in bloom.  Don't know its real name, but it definitely attracts the bees.
The rose bush started life as a miniature rose bush from Walmart.  It blooms its little head off every year.  The blooms are single and don't have a lot of smell, but you have to appreciate their vigor.
Today it was dark and gloomy so more housework was in line.  Got the floor in the family room waxed, that just leaves the entryway and our bedroom.  The dining room has a wood floor too, but no one ever goes in there so all it needs is to be Swiffered from time to time.  I swear, in our next house if it has a formal dining room I'm going to turn it into a library, then we'll use it.  The tv room upstairs, and it's a huge room, has a wood floor too
Livingroom
Livingroom

Livingrooom

, but we haven't been up there in awhile so all it needs is a good Swiffering too.
In the living room yesterday I ended up, sad to say, doing a bunch of dusting and polishing of furniture.  Didn't want to, but health and sanity concerns made me do it.  I foolishly read up online about household dust, what it consists of (dried food particles, mold spores, pollen, fabric fibers, animal dander, insect parts including dust mites ----a real allergy source) and of course mildew is always a problem living in a swamp as we do.  So much time was spent cleaning baseboards and the wood furniture.
I need to go and find something fun to do.

9 comments:

  1. Bet you are glad it is done, though!

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  2. Oh golly - now I know what is in that dust which sits on so many bits of furniture I had better get round with a duster - except that really only moves it from one place to another doesn't it?

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  3. I wonder if you have an American bee gum tree. That's what we have down in the ravine.

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  4. Gosh, living in the swamp sounds like a lot of work! Glad that you have been busy though, but found time to enjoy the garden too! xx

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  5. What a great feeling it must be to have got rid of all the dust and you now have a lovely shiny home. Could you send any spare energy that you might have over to me.

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  6. You have a lovely house and garden!
    Enjoy the spring, you know we have that HOT Georgia summer to look forward to! :-)

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  7. Looks like a beautiful home. It must be a challenge living in a swamp though.

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  8. That sounds like a lot of work, but at least you can sit back and relax a bit now.

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  9. I hope you will soon be done with your spring cleaning and enjoying all the freshness!

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