Fall cleaning - Washing the walls and curtains.
I washed the windows from the inside - took the curtains down and washed them.
Dried them and hung them back up - they shrank about 2 inches! I washed and dried them on delicate. Oh well. I really don't care anymore like I used to when I was younger.
I'm not the perfectionist like I used to be.
I have been doing some heavy-duty cleaning and I'm on a roll. It takes me longer these days to complete this mission. Today I washed down the walls in the hallway, office, our bedroom. My goal is by Monday I can start putting up my Fall decorations.
I've been having some issues with all the smoke and dust that gets into the house. Next year I want my air ducts cleaned out. I can smell DUST. No one else does but when I can smell it, it's bad. Every wall in this house will get cleaned this weekend.
I used to love the way a freshly painted room would smell. I'm not going to paint my walls just to get them to smell better, so I wash them down. Although, I do need to paint my master bathroom.
I noticed the AC didn't kick on - so I checked the thermostat and it was blank. Needed new batteries. 99.8% of me knew it was the batteries but that other small part was thinking,
"oh no, it's the complete AC Unit."
No, the HVAC should last another 15 years. It will go out when I am 81. Wonderful!
They say they last about 20 years. Maybe we'll hit the lottery and I'll hold back some of that money to pay for the new HVAC. Or maybe I will be dead by then.
The husband has been working on the yards. He says next week he will start in on the finishing of our patio. He's cutting it awfully close if that storm door should open up. (wishful thinking)
As the weather cools and the smoke from the fires is not as bad, I feel more alive. It's 95 today but isn't like a summer 95. The sun is at a different angle - we have more shade and it gets dark earlier. We're having wind so keeping the patio and all swept is a never-ending impossible job. It stirs up my allergies, so I stay inside and wash walls.