Today it was raining.
This precluded any work outside. So, what to do? What to do?
I wandered around the house while listing to podcasts.
Then I wiped off the pads on the dining room table. Much better!
I wandered all the way upstairs and decided to vacuum the third floor, which is a lot as it is mostly one huge room. Much better!
Back downstairs, I vacuumed the first floor. Much better!
While admiring the stairhall niche, I was suddenly struck…
…by how dirty the glass transom window was. HOW was it possible that I am now in year #5 of owning the Cross House and this window had never been cleaned? I really must be slipping.
However, I am pleased to announce that the transom is now cleaned! I am amazed by how much better it looks!
Down a bit lower, months and months ago I had removed the door hardware to refinish the door. And for all this time it sat on the adjacent window sill, to remind me to take the hardware to the basement and remove the old shellac, do a gentle polish, and reinstall. Which today, with my body and soul possessed by fussiness, I did. Much better!
Now, in the full grip of a fussy attack, I went outside and polished clean all the front porch windows. Then I washed all the window sills, which get amazingly dirty as they never get rained on because of the overhead roof. Then I was horrified at how dirty some of the siding was. Oh no! Dirty siding! The horror! The horror! So, out came the wash bucket and scrubber.
And so, while the political podcasts I had been listening to were confirming that a great deal of craziness was happening in Washington, DC, I can assure you that in Emporia, KS, things are just a tiny bit better.