Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The day is closing down...

I'm sitting in my recliner, feet up, and looking at wonderful lighting out the windows...but simply too weary to get up and take advantage of it. I should get up and go to the strip pits...I have not been out there at sunset in a while...but I am not going. So I am showing this photo that was taken from my back door the other night.

I haven't did a whole lot today, but did get the chairs on my front porch scrubbed, and washed the side of the house that is under the awning. You just would not believe how dirty it was. BUT, I did not scrub the porch itself. Maybe I will do that tomorrow.

This got me to thinking....does anyone do spring house cleaning like they used to do? I know one woman that still does...she literally goes over each room in her house with a fine tooth comb. Other than this lady, I don't know of anyone that really does a thorough job. I know I sure don't, even if it does need it.

We used to always go through the house each spring. I don't know that we did it all my life every spring, but I do remember taking the mattress and box springs down and I think we took them out to have them in the sun while we cleaned the rest of the room. And the old box springs used to not be covered...so they would need to be dusted.

I remember washing walls...I think mainly in the kitchen....I don't know how often we painted. For sure not every year...probably not even every other year.

I think now my spring cleaning is when I scrub the lawn/porch chairs...and I do usually wash windows and curtains. Then the rest is hit or miss...

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

washing walls. wow. hadn't thought of that in YEARS! we did that in the old farmhouse we lived in when i was a kid...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Rose, Love the sunset picture... TOO gorgeous...

I NEED to do some heavy cleaning around here. I love working outside but despise cleaning the inside... I truly need to do it though!

BUT--before that, I have to power wash the deck and deck furniture. AND I have some sedum to plant... ETC.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

SouthernSass said...

I really need to be spring cleaning, but I much prefer being outdoors and taking pictures! :)

Beautiful colors in your photo!

don said...

You raise an interesting question. I don't remember spring cleaning in my home as I grew up. Perhaps it went on and I didn't notice. :-) Nice shot through the trees.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful lighting in the photo! We have 32 degrees this morning, strong East wind and it's snowing...where oh where is spring??

EG Wow said...

So much to do and so little time! I always feel really good after I clean things thoroughly. But I find my camera and computer very distracting. :))

George said...

Spring cleaning comes at the wrong time of the year. There is entirely too much that needs to be done outside this time of the year.

I like your sunset picture.

Gill - That British Woman said...

my mother is the only one I know that spring cleans........me I just can't be bothered!!

Gill in Canada

A piece of news said...

I love the idea of a spring clean and I do my best. I don't think my walls need to washed, but I dust them.

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