October 28th, 2011


Cats Make Lousy Housekeepers

Honestly, they do. We rented them the living room while it had a lot of stuff in it that we needed to sort through and get rid of, as well as a lot of Weatherdude's plants. And like a lot of tenants, they trashed the place. On Tuesday night, I began cleaning the floor, tile by tile. Friday afternoon and I finally have a good chunk done:

The windows were washed inside as well.

And no, you may not see the rest of the room for comparison. You can see an approximate "before" shot two days back in my journal. Some shifting has occurred to facilitate washing the floor. This is only 1/3 of the room, alas. On the plus side, it's probably 1/2 the total tile because there's this big piece of plywood where a hot tub once went when this addition was built. Maybe we should put one back in? Woodstove, windows and hot tub, what could be more hedonistic?

The actual plan is to have both the recumbent bike and the rowing machine in this room, along with some pieces of furniture that make it a pleasant place to read or laze. Right now, the recumbent bike is (where else?) in the foyer. A room for both activity and snoozing, now there's a concept. Miss E seems to think it will make a great workroom for her one day. She can keep several looms in there and also her schoolwork. Well, yes. But it does get a bit chilly in there in the dead of winter and she's forgetting that.

There's still a lot to be done.

Ozzie would like to know why a perfectly good chair is out on the deck (because it's broken?)

I find that cats don't really like change. They don't mind the occasional chair moving. It might be nice to find its new location and claim it. But an overall upheaval of THEIR room? Let's just say several complaints have been lodged and I cleaned up one of them this morning.

Frog Out

Oh..look what I found in the driveway this morning! Weatherdude's new car!