Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cleaning

Last year when we arrived back in Wisconsin, our RV home was covered in sand inside and out. We had spent a month during March and April traveling through New Mexico with lots of wind and blowing sand. I did a thorough spring cleaning including the inside of all cabinets and some very thorough vacuuming.

Although we didn’t have nearly as much blowing sand on our trip back to Wisconsin this year, I decided it was a good idea to do a thorough spring cleaning each year.

When we got back in April, it pretty much rained the first three weeks we were here. (Little did we know that when it stopped raining, it would stop for six weeks and we’d be in a severe drought.) Once the rain stopped, Kevin and I washed the outside of our home.

I went through all the cabinets, drawers and closets and cleaned all surfaces. While I was at it, I also got rid of stuff we no longer needed. It’s amazing how you can still accumulate stuff you don’t need in a smaller living space.

P1130195My next project was going to be cleaning all the wood surfaces inside with Orange Glo. This is such a great product. It cleans and polishes in one step. After months in the dry southwest, it keeps the wood from drying out too much, and it looks so fresh and clean when I’m done. By the time I was ready to start on the woodwork, the temps had gotten so hot. I didn’t feel like cleaning in the heat. I also wanted to have the doors and windows open. The product has a nice citrus scent, but I like to have ventilation when using cleaning products. So, I finally was able to get to this project this week. Our weather has been cooler. It’s actually raining again today. The next cleaning project will be a good deep vacuuming and then I’m done cleaning again until next spring. I wish :)

So, now that I’ve bored you to tears, I’ll finish up. There just isn’t too much to blog about when you’re parked in one spot for several months.

The corn behind us is attracting lots of birds. Dozens of sparrows sit atop the plants. I’m not sure why, but I wonder if they eat part of the corn tassels.

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In my last blog, I mentioned that the Beaverland Must-Skis Water Ski Team were going to compete at the National Competition. Congratulations to them for finishing 10th in the nation. I also told you that they were only one of four teams in the nation that had been able to complete a five level pyramid. They did it in practice, and have a picture on their website to prove it. Take a look if you’re interested. I waterskied as a kid, so I really appreciate the talent and dedication required to achieve this accomplishment.

Tomorrow is my 55th birthday, and I haven’t been this happy to celebrate a birthday for some time. I become eligible to collect my pension, and will receive my first payment on October 1st. Yippee!!

Kevin and I plan to golf tomorrow morning and go out for a fish fry for dinner. We don’t do presents anymore. At this stage of our life, we have everything we need. And, if we want or need something we buy it. For us, time together is the best gift of all.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!