Monday, January 09, 2006

Garage door openers, deer, my bathroom

Now there's a subject line!

Hubby spent most of yesterday working on installing a garage door opener. It was supposed to be a quick project, but as all quick projects tend to do, it became one trial after another. After 5pm, he pressed the button and up the door went. He pressed it again, and down it went. Huzzah to my handy-man hubby!! Now, he's going to buy one for my bay of the garage! I feel so aristocratic!

Deer, deer everywhere! Yesterday evening, hubby and I enjoyed the deer coming up the hill and out of the woods to feed in the fields next door. I love deer. They're such beautiful animals. Yes, hubby's a hunter and I encourage him to hunt. We both enjoy venison, so we hunt for meat only and only what we need. Other than that, we love to watch deer.

At 2:30 am, hubby and I were both awake. Hubby needed a drink, and I just couldn't get comfy. He told me about the "combines" in the field. What?! I looked out the bedroom window, and the deer were still out there feeding. They were the combines. :) Three were very close to our house and I could see them clearly thanks to the moonlight.

Every Monday now, I'm spending the day doing housework. Particularly cleaning the bathroom. Here's how I clean by bathroom every Monday:

I wash the vanity and sink, including faucet and drain. I wipe down anything on the vanity that might get a little dusty. Then I wash the mirror. Next is the toilet. Inside and out wash. After that, I rinse the toilet brush, spray it with bleach anti-mildew spray, let it sit for a minute, rinse it off, and let it dry. Then I wash the toilet brush holder inside and out. Next is the bathtub. It's a constant battle. I'm STILL trying to figure out how to get rid of old soap scum. Any idea? I scrub the tub and walls the best I can without scratching the surface. I clean the faucet and knobs. I spray the seams with anti-mildew spray and rinse. Then, I shake out the bathroom rugs. (They get washed in the washing machine every other Monday). Next, I sweep the floor, then vaccuum, and then I wash the floor. I do it this way because I have a tile floor and I don't want bits of loose dirt to scratch the tile.

Twice a year, I wash the ceilings to get rid of mildew. One to two times a year, I wash the light fixtures. When needed, I clean the cabinets, kickplates, and heaters. Every two months, I wash the shower curtain in the washing machine and let it air dry. During the warm months, I keep up on the bathroom window, and I dust the blinds when needed.



Kathryn said...

Try a Brillo pad to remove the old soap scum. I can't see where it has scratched our tub at all and it is fiberglass. I also use a lot of clorox clean up. Just be careful of all the chemicals if you are pregnant though.

Anonymous said...

Toilet bowl cleaner works too! Just don't get any on the metal parts, i.e. the knobs, faucet, etc. I put it on the tub (you'll want the window open), let it sit for a few minutes then scrub with a scrubbie and wipe clean. Your tub will literally shine!