Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ten to One Meme -- Day 4

New grandbaby is due in early July. Last time Daniel came almost five weeks early; this time Rosie'll probably go three weeks over and drive herself and us crazy.


List SEVEN tasks you'd be happy never to have to do again.


1. De-crudding the shower walls. I clean bathrooms regularly, and I don’t mind wiping them down, but they really need to invent shower walls that repel soap scum.


2. Recaulking the bathroom, or cleaning the caulk.. Once they get the soap repellent down, they should figure out how to make bathrooms all in one piece. The cracks are what make the cleaning hard.


3.. Cleaning the oven with that smelly stuff. One of the first things I bought after I got the money I inherited from my parents was a new flat-top stove with a self-cleaning oven. No regrets.


4. Clean up after the dog in the yard. I wasn’t the one who wanted the dog. (To be fair, the kids are supposed to do it, but it’s never all cleaned up, because somehow some of it is always invisible to non-mature eyes.)


5. Make phone calls to strangers for any organization. I will cook a full meal from scratch for 125 people before I will make five phone calls asking for donations.


6. Deal with head lice. (Knock on wood!) The time we had our visit from those nasty critters, I was clinically anxious but undiagnosed, which made it 500 times harder, but it’s a lot of work no matter how you slice it.


7. Clean out the basement after a sewer backup. This was 6 weeks before Arwen’s wedding. Ugh!

3 comments:

Jen said...

Yep, good list. I agree on #2 so much that I chose flat sinks in all the bathrooms and an underhung sink in the kitchen just so I wouldn't have to deal with grout. I am so excited. (Because I have never seen such disgusting grout as in this apartment we are currently living in.)

Jen said...

Undermount. Not underhung. I knew that sounded weird.

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