She has been in hospital for a solid week today. Is she ever getting out? We don’t know. She is having a hard time grasping her sanity still. A couple of days ago, I pointed out that we were all assuming that the Levaquin antibiotics were making her loopy as she was hallucinating all manner of bizarre things. So they took her off of it and put her on some other kind. Well, today she is still bat shit crazy. Pointing to the TV and saying look at those two kids and their mother! The TV was off. Telling stories of the other patients coming in her room and arguing with the nurses and aides that, in her mind, want to congregate in there for gossip sessions. Because, let me tell you people, she loves to hear the gossip. While they are not really all assembling in her room for these sessions, she is coming up with some juicy hospital gossip on her own. And beating off the “large black men” all night that come in to terrorize her. Re-freakin-diculous.
So I am heading up there again here in a minute to try to make sense of everything and get her set straight.
While she’s been gone, I can honestly say I’ve spent all my spare time getting lots of stuff done. This house has a ton of wood paneled walls and I spent almost all of one afternoon and evening and almost all of the next, rubbing them down with Scott’s Liquid Gold. I hadn’t done it all winter and they were dry.
I started in the Living Room and I rubbed every bit of these walls down with a rag and that oily crap.
Back here too. Oh, and over the tops of the windows and underneath them…
Here’s Keelan trying to not look awed by the brilliant shine coming off of the freshly polished cabinets in the kitchen. AAAAALL of them. The teeny- tiny, microscopic sized kitchen has all wood cabinets. All the way around. I didn’t take any pics in there, but you get the picture… er, whatever.
The breakfast area has wood panels all around the bottom and trim around the windows and door, plus the door into the utility room, front and back. On into the…
This is the other side of the breakfast area. I have a confession. I didn’t do the cabinets up above. I’ve thought about it a good deal It crossed my mind that I could just do them real quick and call it all done, but, standing there in front of them, you really can’t tell they haven’t been done unless you squint and then again there’s the fact that I didn’t go ALL the way to the ceiling on some of the areas… And then there was that time in first grade that I stole a rock from Dan Stembridge’s rock collection because I COVETED IT.
There. That’s all the confession you’re getting out of me. I won’t talk, I say! JUST LEAVE ME ALONE ABOUT IT, PLEEEEASE!
Ok. Moving right along…
Here we have the small, mildly retarded, dog. She is being awed by the fresly oiled door behind her and the cabinets on both sides of her. Quite possibly she is scared to move and cause one of her roving hairballs/ dustbunnies, as I am sure it would immediately stick to any oily spot it came across.
There is more of the oiled wood. Both downstairs bathrooms have wood cabinets and then there’s the front and back of every. single. door. I swear the doors in this house multiplied when they heard I was actually going to do some housework. I really don’t remember having that many.
Today, I will dust ceiling fans because, they are the grossest thing you have ever seen. Wads and balls of dust and hair are stuck to the sides of each blade.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, Gee, wouldn’t it have been smarter to dust the ceiling fans first and then, after all the dust has settled, oil the doors?
Well, I am SURE you’re just over thinking things and this will turn out fine and I will certainly not have hairy, dusty walls and doors.
Comment by big hair envy on February 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm
So sorry to hear that H is still having some problems. Then again, with her, the party never stops!!! Bless her heart!
I am lovin’ all of that beautiful wood in your home! The polishing part? Not so much!
I’m in denial about my ceiling fan dust…
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Comment by Krissa on February 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm
THIS JUST IN! H is getting sprung tomorrow AM. I really will be glad to have her home. I guess… 😉
Dear, I live in a home built for someone in their late…. 80’s? Wood EVERYWHERE. Soooo traditional! What if I want to bust a move and pretend to be, oh, I dunno… 45! There is no way to de-old lady that living room except to paint the wood. Can’t do that cause it’s “the nice kind”. Somewhere, there’s a little old couple that will pay the big bucks someday when we sell this house for aaaaaaall that wood paneling. I hope they have a live in maid, too, cause man! it sucks trying to keep up with it.
*Gasp*…trying to stop choking on dust…..*cough, cough, cough* One ceiling fan clean! They will multiply as I go and there will be roughly 40 by the time I am done!
Comment by Karen on February 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm
Well look at you being all domestic and productive. On behalf of normal people everywhere, just stop it already. You’re making us look bad.
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Comment by Sabrina on February 9, 2009 at 5:23 pm
I covet your motivation. Or, you know, a maid. Seriously, your house looks great!
Comment by witchypoo on February 9, 2009 at 5:48 pm
I dusted my fans with a swiffer duster and the vacuum cleaner. I have to oil my wood too, but first, I have to dust it. Bad, lazy woman.
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Comment by Ree on February 9, 2009 at 10:31 pm
This is why I never turn on our ceiling fan. I would have a dust storm in the kitchen!
I LOVE your wood though.
THE WOOD IN YOUR HOUSE.
ON THE WALLS. Geez.
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Comment by trannyhead on February 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm
Poor H … I’m SOO not looking forward to being old and decrepit.
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Comment by Roger on February 10, 2009 at 10:20 am
You have a lot of wood in that house – no smoking inside, right? Imagine how quick that would go up, especially now that they are freshly oiled. 🙂
Glad to hear that H is coming home today, hopefully because she’s feeling better and not because of something else (medicare, medicaid).
If you haven’t already, this is a lot of fun. Reverse the motion of the fan blades, and turn it on. That will clear about 90% of the dust collected on them. Granted you would then need to re-do your walls again, but it sounds like you had such a great time with it already, why not do it again. 🙂
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Comment by John Lopez on February 10, 2009 at 11:44 am
thats my STEPFORD WIFE . lol Kee has lost weight looks good
Comment by Tink on February 11, 2009 at 9:23 am
I love all the wood! You just don’t see that in Florida. Hoop would be in heaven.
That stinks about H having hallucinations. But I’m kind of glad other people are seeing what you have to deal with. I think sometimes it’s underestimated what all you do…
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