Putting it (back) Together

It seems I’ve been running to and fro, hither and yon, to get this place totally back to ‘better than it was’!

No sooner than I feel I can rest, a prescription runs out, or the laundry piles itself so high, that I have to get out of my ‘paint clothes’, gussy up, and hop a bus or train in one direction or the other.

It’s hard work…and very tiring!

I did manage to get a few images processed, however, after walking over to the small park to deposit my ever-overflowing bag of recyclables (though Chicago has a city ordinance that all buildings of this size must provide recycling containers for the tenants, my building does not).

The Lake…Diffused

Lake Diffuse-1 WM

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Lake Diffuse-2 WM

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Lake Diffuse-3 WM

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Lake Diffuse-4 WM

And…I’m off again, to return “Chicago” and “Titanic” (which I hadn’t ever seen!) DVDs to the library, drop my winter coat (haven’t worn it in several years!) at the cleaners, and stop at the hardware store for some spray paint (a little project for a Plexiglas (TM) small shelf I want to put up), and probably, because it’s close, a quick stop at my favorite little Morse Market to pick up a few things like Krinos Greek Yogurt, a jar of pesto for tonight’s pizza and some fruit…which always seems to run out too quickly these days!

I hope to return later, with some images from last month’s tour of the Emil Bach House, but unlike our politicians, I’m not promising anything!

It begins!

Spring cleaning, that is…and I take it very seriously!

Today, fifteen paintings received a Murphy's Oil Soap washdown...as it's important to keep painted surfaces clean, and the Murphy's does not harm the acrylics and oils at all!

Today, fifteen paintings received a Murphy’s Oil Soap washdown…as it’s important to keep painted surfaces clean, and the Murphy’s does not harm the acrylics and oils at all!

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Yesterday, I used the Murphy’s to wash the outside of my kitchen cabinets.  Though I dust and wipe them down regularly, whatever ingredient is in the natural gas for cooking leaves a yellowy-tan film on everything!  See how they gleam?

The upper cabinets

The upper cabinets

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The lower cabinets

The lower cabinets

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I also have forty-four photographs hanging, all of which need to be taken apart (to also clean the underside of the glass--I do that only in Spring) and the frames are washed with the Murphy's.

I also have forty-four framed photographs hanging, all of which need to be taken apart (to also clean the underside of the glass–I do that only in Spring) and the frames are washed with the Murphy’s.  Uh-oh, guess I’ll need to buy more Windex!!!

You can go ahead and say, “She’s a real clean freak!”, but I guarantee all this work pays off.  I remove everything from closets and cabinets, washing down the interiors with the Murphy’s, which I also use to wash all the woodwork, furniture, computer equipment and hardwood floors; I even wipe down the outsides of all my books, CDs and DVDs!

It’s a job, a really long and difficult  job, especially if you’re an ‘old gal’ like me!

So, if I haven’t posted for a day here and there over the next few weeks, you’ll know I’m pretty tired and have no energy left to click out the post.

But…to my way of thinking, a ‘clean home’ is a ‘happy home’,

which also makes for a ‘healthy home’!