Wednesday, September 24, 2014
You all might know that I have been in a three year small renovation of my bathroom....and part of that three years has been nagging my Hubby to start.....even though we had bought all the stuff three years before. I started to tell you all what that involved but for some reason my computer dumped it three fourths of the way through the story..... OK that is a little too much for most people to handle this early in the morning so I will just say it has been draining for me trying to keep a house with a fine layer of reno-dust being deposited by me (most of the time) all over my house. I have to add that we have since changed the lighting, and the faucets too. We are now finishing the tile floors. All of this is on going.....and has left me exhausted. I am not a neat freak either.....but I do have allergies which flare up when this stuff gets too deep and I must clean it to be able to breath.....that is a catch 22....because when I clean I get worse for a day or two....then I get better.
Monday was one of those cleaning days.....the 3 SHIH TZUS were a stinking mess and I planned to take them to the groomer.....my car was also full of Hubby's clothes he had "out grown"....that needed to be taken to the Goodwill store.....and then I planned on coming home and starting on the doggie beds and crates...the floor sweep, vacuum and mop....and pick up the babies before five. When I go to the groomer she said she may not be able to do them because she was exceptionally busy...... this is the first time I had not called ahead......they say walk-ins welcome. Finally she said she would take them and I went on to the Goodwill store dropped off the whole trunk full and stopped at McDonalds for a breakfast burrito which I ate going home. I got home and started on washing the beds....but the washer was full of Hubby's clothes from the week before (he had just taken them out of his truck) and his weekend laundry ...so I sorted the lights and darks and washed dried folded them while doggie beds were washing. I also took up the rugs in front of the crates and started sweeping the floor around their crates. I went to pull out the table and knocked off the Sunflower arrangement...vase was full to the rim with those flat sided marbles.....they went every where...bouncing and tingling to the far corners of my kitchen and into the pile of stinky doggie dirt that I had been sweeping into a pile around the crate. I had to stop and hunt for the marbles, move my bench ....my computer tower and desk chair....the bar stools etc. etc till I had every cotton picken marble....the flowers were in the dirt so I threw them in the kitchen sink and filled it with soapy water along with the marbles.....finished sweeping ...then vacuumed . I was just shutting off the vac when I thought I heard the phone ring... no one there so I redialed the number and there was a busy signal....... I went on with the vacuuming and mopping when I heard the phone again. It was the groomers.....they closed at 3:00 and it was already 3:20.....I am 30 minutes from the groomers. I hung up the phone and quickly mopped up the soapy water on my patch of kitchen floor....in my house dress, with my hair dripping with sweat....off I went to the groomers. I apologized for being late and explained that I thought they closed at 5:00. True they did ...this was new hours and no one mentioned it to me.
At home I realized that the babies had no place to be till I finished cleaning. I was going to put them in their play pen but someone had pooed there yesterday and I did not take time to clean it because it was late....so I left everyone in the car carrier with the air on and car running...and hooked up the hose and hosed out the play pen. One by one I took the babies out of the car ....to the grass and let them potty and then put them in the play pen to play. I then went to the house and finished mopping the floor, drying there beds, putting their crates back together after scrubbing them in the tub......washing there rugs and drying them putting them down on a clean floor....putting all the furniture back in the room. (I knocked over the fern stand and the fern fell apart) ....washed my flowers in the sink and drained them in the sink...washed the marbles and put them back in the vase and made the arrangement over... My burritos were long gone.... I was hungry and tired....my back ached. I heated a bowl of left over soup ...went out and got my babies and put them in their clean beds and got ready for night time... I curled up on the couch and rested for the rest of the evening.
Yesterday....I awoke with a headache... and decided to take it easy for the day.... I made me something to eat and cleaned up the kitchen...carried the babies out with a leash so they would not get dirty ...and later took them to their clean play pen. Made me a cucumber salad with onion ....and a cheese sandwich. Hubby called and said he was sick maybe with a UTI and would be home in the evening. I made him some brown rice and soup. He went to bed... I did later.
I awoke again with a headache... Hubby is in the bathroom getting ready for a Doctor's appointment. He puts on his shoes and tracts dirt from one side of the kitchen floor....to the frig.....and back over to the computer desk...chunks of dried mud....then he steps on the rugs to make sure he had gotten everything I had done ....UNDONE! Then he left for the Doctor.
I let Cody out to go potty without a leash....and the first place he headed was the bare spot where Hubby parks his car.....no grass and Cody tried to roll.. I yell "no" and then he runs away and will not come back to me. I go inside and get Diva and put her on a leash she and I go potty ...no problem both one and two. I carry her inside so her wet feet will not pick up the mud that is all over the kitchen floor. I put her to bed and go back out to get Cody....he finally lets me pick him up ...he is a mess. The dewy grass and loose dirt....is like greasing and flouring a cake pan ....his belly and legs are a brown mess. I carry him into the bathroom put him in the tub and wash him, towel him off, and comb his ears and tail, ...carry him back into his bed and get the vacuum cleaner to clean the floor. I sweep in front of Cody's cage and front of the sink and the chair where Hubby has put on his shoes....around the computer chair and under the desk where Hubby had come to get his car keys hanging on the wall. This is four feet from Divas cage...... I am just about ready to put the vacuum away when I looked over and Diva is sitting in poo..... she does not like the vacuum and will poo even if she had just pooed outside....she also poos at the groomers.....at Pet Smart......and if she is outside with the mower running somewhere in the yard (I mow 2 acres). And the worse part is she just walks around all over it till she and her bed is a stinking mess. I picked her up by the scuff of the neck and carried her to the tub.......and I gave her a bath....head to toe. I took the bed and dumped it and put it in the washer and turned it on....took out the tray and carried it to the bathroom where Diva is still in the tub, and dumped it in the commode, washed it and hosed it off it the tub...left it there to drain while I took wipes and wiped the tracked poo off my kitchen floor. Then I mopped the rest of the kitchen. Oh yea Diva hates that Vac so much I took the vacuum into the bathroom and let it run while she is in the tub..... maybe she will not think it is so scary the next time. I still have a headache.....my neck hurts. It is noon and I have not had breakfast or my tea. Need to get the two spots in front of the bathroom door on the carpet.. before I forget.
All that before breakfast..... I wonder if Hubby even thought of how walking around in my kitchen with muddy shoes was going to affect my day..... there is a saying .."no rest for the wicked!" I would sure like to know what I did that was so wicked.