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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Home without adult supervision



My lovely wife flew all the way to Houston Texas to visit family. She happened to arrive just in time for a rare Texas snowstorm. She could have stayed home if she'd wanted to play in the snow. I see that a good swath of the south is getting hit with snow.

Snow up north is no big deal. We expect it and have the equipment and skilled operators. When it hits in areas where people aren't used to it, things get dicey.

While she was away I decided to do some work on the woodstove. After letting the fire die I took it apart for cleaning. Soot builds up in the stovepipe and needs to be removed to do a good job. There was soot past my elbows. My clothes needed a heavy duty wash. The floor could use a good mopping to get the last bits of soot that the broom missed. Wood heat is nice, but there's a few dirty jobs that have to be done now and then.

My goal is to have the house cleaner than when my lovely wife left it. There's nothing worse than coming home from a long trip to a mess.

Back at it.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. Don't get it TOO clean or she may leave more often! ;-)

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  2. Hope she avoids being out on the roads with our crazy drivers. They go nuts in snow or ice!

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    1. They sure do. No practice. They have a rental car, but they made it to the in-laws just fine.

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  3. She will appreciate you all the more, Sixbears. And yes, we enjoyed our brief winter. Don't think I could bear it where you are ...

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    1. Hey, I stuck with it last winter, but I'm heading south after the holidays. I can't take it anymore either. :)

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