Mudcat Café message #3303219 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143053   Message #3303219
Posted By: wysiwyg
06-Feb-12 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
SRS, it's actually unusually warm here this week. Not warm like Texas, but warm for here. :~) SUNNY today!

I had to miss a pool visit today due to the trots, but am using the "make-legs-ache" rule of thumb to replace the aquatic activity with house chores in this big ole barn.

I've been up to attic dorm twice already today, with so much walking around beds up there that my knees are asking for drugs (nope!). Faulkner helped me put the bedwarmer on the daybed and make that up fresh with sheets and down comforters. I also sorted thru some boxed linens, which are stored up there for other setups the room sometimes has (such as the 3 twins that become 1 daybed and vice-versa). And I swapped out a thick, fragile, vintage item for an airy, synthetic fabric item-- where winter damp would love to breed some mold. Rearranged a few items, and brought down one I needed in my office which is up the OTHER set of stairs....

I DO wish that guests would honor the house rules, and at least pick up after themselves... there is always too much to do, to get it ready for the next guests-- next are a couple who may be here for a formal ministry internship and definitely for an informal one. One of them is the ministry intern and the other is the accompanying support person-- who will (by God and by golly) take a share of "keeping" that room!!! I plan to get it broom clean, and then let them borrow the vacuum cleaner! :~) Hey, they get free room and board on us-- not maid service!

But the last user left me with some damaged items to repair, darn it, beyond normal wear and tear. I'm especially surprised at some sharp broken plastic and discarded razor blades she left on the floor-- she had toddlers up there the last 4-5 weeks she was up there. ???

~Susan