March 9th, 2008

Pensive Kevin

Oof, What a Day

I'm glad I had no appointments to keep here on the day after the time change. I spent much of today cleaning the rest of the apartment. Something I learned from yesterday was that I should have bought some knee pads, so I walked over to the nearby hardware store and bought a pair, along with some Simple Green cleaner. I wish I'd had them yesterday, but they did help today. I cleaned the other bathroom, and at least did some cleaning on the kitchen, and got the house vacuumed, but I didn't get all of the cleaning done that I wanted. It's a sign of how bad my bathroom had got that it took about as much time to more or less clean the rest of this apartment as it did the one bathroom yesterday. So while things are cluttered, they are at least not as dirty. And the kitchen floor isn't sticky anymore.

I don't mean to make it sound like I never clean the house. It's just that I rarely do the sort of scrub-everything deep cleaning that takes all weekend. Who has time for that? The first couple of years we were here, the property management company did an annual inspection, and we did that level of cleaning, but once they were convinced we were good tenants who weren't trashing our apartment (filling it with books and clutter, yes, but that's not the same thing, and we're on the ground floor so the bookshelves aren't stressing the building), they stopped doing that, and I stopped doing white-glove inspections of my own apartment. But things had finally reached the point where I couldn't stand it anymore, and I could come up with no more excuses for avoiding the evil day.

It was nice getting all of the windows open and the fans running to air out the place, spring-cleaning style, while I dusted and vacuumed. I think I do need to examine the filter in the vacuum cleaner, though. Based on the lack of suction, it may be time for a new filter.