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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Phew. Is it bedtime yet?

I've been up since 5:00 am, thanks to Jack (our still to be neutered 10 month old puppy/dog). 3 loads of laundry washed (2 of which are folded and put away), main floors swept/vacuumed, house dusted (don'cha just love dark furniture ), dishwasher emptied and reloaded, kids fed and dressed, car loaded with books to donate to library and purged house goods to donate to Goodwill, not to mention the much needed paycheck to deposit in the bank.

Feeling pretty productive today! Now to deposit the paycheck to go purchase the much needed bookcases so I can organize our learning room properly.

Is there a trick to keeping dark wood furniture from looking so dusty so quickly? Please tell me there is, I can't dust everyday. I thought it would be nice to have a vaulted ceiling with a long hanging ceiling looks nice but it sure does deposit dust everywhere. I guess I'll have to price ladders so I can dust it...or some type of very long extension cleaning thingy. It's over 12 feet above our heads, I think- I'll have to measure.

Now to see if there is something I can put in the crockpot before I leave the house so I don't have to cook tonight.



Jennifer said...

Hi Jessica,
The best dusters I have found are the feather dusters sells. Real ostrich feathers, I think. Anyway, I give them to the kids and off they go-they love to dust!

Elizabeth Potts Weinstein said...

You can get a duster w/ extensions, I've seen them in catalogs. Probably would be easier than lugging out a ladder all the time.

Course I don't dust until things start to get ridiculous or allergies go out of whack. ;-)

~ ElizabethPW

Henrietta Sweeting said...

My secret to dusting dark furniture is just dust once a week. Yeah sure it starts to get dusty more than that but I just don't look at it and it doesn't drive me insane ;)

Anonymous said...

Can we see some pictures of Jack? Nature Girl wants to see how he's grown! lol He has a fan here.

Hope you are feeling more settled by now. Sounds like it is a great move.

Keep posting! I sure missed you!
Chris in VA

Alycia in Va. said...

Congrads on donating the books. I know how difficult it can be to do that sometimes.
Good luck with the's a constant battle around here too!

my5wolfcubs said...

Now that was a productive day! :) Getting up early has its advantages!! I don't have an answer for dust free furniture but I confess that my ceiling fans (that I certainly can reach w/ a step ladder) are in dire need of dusting. Actually, I DO have an answer for the dusting...child labor! Have you ever read the book All of a Kind Family? The parlor was dusted every single day! :)


PS Didn't you talk about the 5 themes of geography once? I wanted to buy a geo curriculum (or 3) but my dh's opinion of my current RR wish list the best. I'll have to search your blog!