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Cleaning My Bedroom.

So after a morning spent mostly with my yard-sale-neighbors (smile), I spent the afternoon starting to clean my bedroom. No, not cleaning it totally. It's going to take more than a few hours to do that!

For the record, my bedroom started to get out of control early in the year -- and it just kept getting worse and worse. (sigh) My bad, totally, for letting it get as awful as it did.

Anyway, I made some serious headway today -- and I'm pleased by the results! Hopefully I'll finish it up next week, and then keep it that way! It makes my life so much harder when my bedroom is such a mess that I can't find what I'm looking for.

Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I have talked it over, and we both think it would be much easier to keep the house clean if we simply had LESS STUFF. The more we get rid of, the easier it is to put things away. And if things are put away, it's a lot easier to actually clean. Our goal is to get to this point, so I really want to stick with it.

While cleaning, I watched the 1999 movie "The Cider House Rules," which I'd never seen before. Well, I guess I should say I mostly listened to it, as I was busy cleaning, obviously. I really loved the characters Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire) and Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine) -- but there were many good characters (and a lot of good acting) in the film.

In other news, we might need to have a plumber out to the house. It appears that the sink in the utility room has backed up. I've never seen brown water there, so I'm concerned. This is the sink our washing machine empties into, but we haven't done any laundry in a couple of days. The drain in the floor doesn't show anything, so that's a good sign, anyway. As Marilyn says, it seems like when we have less money, things like this pop up. (sigh) I feel bad about it, but I'm not sure it's something I can fix (say with snaking the pipes...).

By the way, this morning we decided to put a 'Free' sign on our swing, to see if anyone would take it. Our painter had shown interest (he told me repeatedly he'd take it, actually), but he hasn't been by since finishing the work. Marilyn and I together carried it outside the fence to get it out of the back yard. I'd also put the frame of my old chair (from the family room) out there beside it. I got the sign on the swing and then went over to the sale across the street. Not ten minutes later both the swing and chair were taken!

My neighbor Janet had put out a sofa and chair marked 'free,' hoping someone might take them, but no go. I'm convinced the man who took our stuff wanted the METAL to sell (I'd hoped that might be the case for the old chair frame). Whatever he does with them, they're GONE, thankfully! And there was no cost involved for us (I'd considered paying to get them hauled off).

Marilyn didn't get home until around 8:30 p.m. tonight -- and she took no break from work all day long. She certainly works hard! I felt bad for her, considering the air conditioning turns off after hours -- and this was one hot day!!!

We had her delicious bean dip (made with refried beans and cottage cheese -- and her own seasoning) for dinner.

Tags: 2009, cleaning, food, hot, housecleaning, july-2009, marilyn, movie, neighbors, weather, work
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