it is a day of great and dusty upheaval. sometimes, though, it's good to get all your stuff done in one day, so you can look back at all the work and say, HEY! that wasn't so bad! it only took a day! but when other daunting and time consuming tasks arise, you never think about the big ones that only took a day. you think they'll take FOREVER so you put them off. or at least i do.
today is the day our water softener is being installed (cheers all around)! which hopefully means no more orange toilets and clothing, and no more having to pumice the calcium and lime deposits from our toilet bowl. after 4 years of this, i am SO more than ready. the guys chose a neglected corner of our garage to install the thing, and thus started my frenzy.
i'm cleaning the garage.
yes! mouse nests, dead mantises, cobwebs and old moldy fruit snacks in the corners. caterpillar corpses, dried leaves, and old rusty screws. it's hard to believe it's only been 4 years since it was a virgin garage, untouched by the trashiest people on the block. now it's a haven for cardboard boxes harboring cockroaches and more than a few unflown kites.
there is another reason to clean the garage today, and that is i decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. yes, that's right, the refrigerator delivery guys are ALSO coming today! which means my OLD refrigerator/freezer will need a new home in said garage as of later today.
this leads me to the next project of moving furniture so the new fridge will make it into the kitchen, then cleaning and scrubbing under each item. i took everthing out of the fridge, and luckily had cleaned the WHOLE THING last week, therein avoiding yet another icky project. that's okay-- i don't have running water for the day anyway!! (no shower)
although there is no real reason that the floor and the baseboards behind and under any refrigerator really SHOULD be clean, i get a sense of calm satisfaction knowing that they ARE clean. and later on today, in it's place, there'll be a virgin refrigerator, unsullied by our filthy ways. and outside, a clean garage. sigh. does life get any better than that? and i'll only be sneezing my brains out for the next 2 days.