Fall view

Fall view
A View From Our Deck

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Winter Grunge

Spring is right around the corner.  How do I know this?  Not from the temperature outside because it is 9 degrees right now.  Not from the date of February 16th.  How then?  It is because the last few days we have had sunshine.  Not the kind of Winter sunshine which has been lacking a lot this Winter, but the sun that is a little higher in the sky.  I can tell it is higher in the sky because my house looks so dirty.  The bright light shines on all the dust and cobwebs that I didn't even realize I had.  I try to keep a pretty clean house, but this time a year reality hits hard.  The rungs of the chairs are dusty, the windows look like someone threw up on them and generally everything feels grungy.  Having wood stoves and pellet stoves don't help with the dust.  The fine dust they produce seems to land on everything. Thank goodness for my feather duster and my swiffer, but when the sun shines I can see it's a losing battle.   I guess that is where the term Spring Cleaning came from.  Soon I will have it back to normal.

Dirty Windows with Squirrel Footprints

Every year at this time I just want to open the doors and windows.  I wish I could take a hose spray everything down.   I even have frosty cobwebs.