Monday, September 12, 2011

Spring Cleaning

Spring has officially sprung here and with it has come spring cleaning chores. Our windows are covered with grime from the winter and we've been busily cleaning it all off.  Mr S took pity on me earlier this afternoon and climbed up on the outside windows to clean them. I'd resorted to a long handled broom wrapped in paper towel. Our windows are low to the ground inside {all most floor level} but outside they are actually up quite high. I'd have snapped a photo of him balancing on that brick ledge, but I was too busy making sure he didn't slip.

Our back garden has been quite a mess too, and we've had someone in to help us get it back under control. So there's been much overseeing of that as well as chasing spiders out of the curtains & enjoying every moment of warm and sunshine we could!

Walking down this path this winter was pretty impossible as we dodged all sorts of plants attempting to poke and pull us. The fellows who've been clearing things out have done an amazing job!

This was the garden Mr S had the chair in he climbed up on to reach the windows. The window in the far back was the one he found me trying to scrub with my broom wrapped in papertowel. It did a fairly decent job considering I couldn't reach even standing on a chair!

Wondering just how bad our garden was? Here's a small picture {unedited} of the final section that still needs to be worked on. Can't wait for the final section to be done, especially since it's the closest to my laundry area. If you need a good gardener we'd be happy to pass on the info.


Jen's Busy Days said...

I am itching to clean my windows but with a lot of birds nesting in the trees in and around my yard I don't want to cause them to fight "enemies" in the mirrors that will come with clean windows. I will have to wait until nesting is a bit further along.

I am enjoying cleaning inside though. We live in an old house with a fireplace for winter use and there is dust everywhere so the walls and ceilings are getting a good clean. And the toilet room needs a good cleaning to remove the mould we get after every wet winter that grows so well as the days warm up.

Yup, lots of work, but so nice to see our homes looking as shiny and fresh as the flowers that are popping up all over our gardens.

I hope your cleaning goes well.

Best wishes
Jen in Oz

Gae said...

Dear Kendra,
WOW I think we need to come over an dhelp mess it up again.
Sereiously it looks great.
I have tagged you in the current homeschool meme running around. Would love to hear what you have to say

Kendra said...

Gae, we should indeed get together to mess it up!