Last week I decided to take my last two vacation days, not for a vacation, but to have two days to finally finish cleaning the walls, ceilings, and carpet of my home. It got to the point that I didn’t even feel like coming home any more. The brown, tobacco stained walls were down right depressing.
So, on Saturday bright early morning I started by steam cleaning and wiping the walls and ceilings in my living room, dining room and hallway. It took me all day just to clean the living room and dining room areas.
I had removed all the rugs so that they wouldn’t get all stained from the goo dripping from the walls and ceiling.
Tadaaa….all finished and sparkling, shiny white. Without repainting. The paint is only 5 years old.
That night I took a shower and slept for 14 hours. Was I wiped out!!! The next morning I could hardly walk. It felt like some one had tightened the muscles in the back of my legs.
Then it was on to the stairs and hallway which took me all of Sunday. Finally by 7 PM I was done. Then I washed every towel in the house, hung them out to dry. An hour later I had them folded and put away. Then I went to sleep again.
Today I’m still sore, but it was so worth it. My house is once again a pleasure to come home to. 🙂
4 thoughts on “The non-vacation vacation July 3rd, 2012”
Teri….lol, I think the bird raised it's kids and left. No more noise to wake me up at the ass crack of dawn. :)Hopefully you will find a room mate that you know and not stranger. I can't wait to find something smaller and hopefully less expensive to live in. Maybe I'll be able to stop working like a crazy woman and have time to enjoy live a little before it's too late.
MeWowZa! You got da Power, girl! I still have issues with my basement, but the rest of the house stays pretty clean but like you, it's way too much space for me (though for a couple of days I did have 2 friends and their 3 cats here til their power came back on). There is nothing I like about smokers, and the fact that their vice made you have to do this kinda fries me…but now it's done and you can get on with your next project (did the birds leave?). I fear I am going to have to get a roommate within the next year to be able to stay in my house and the thought scares the bejebers outta me…
kymber…yes, but it's still to big. Nothing I can do about that…for now. :)Hugs,Tango
OMG – i can't believe all of that cleaning – you poor gurl! you did an awesome job tho and if your house is now a pleasure to come home too – well that makes all the difference! good job gurl!your friend,kymber