My poor old body is sore today. My upper back, shoulders and hamstrings are achy. The soles of my feet are tired and my hands are raw and chapped. I’ve been cleaning my house.
This is cleaning up after the bathroom renovation. Tomorrow they install the glass shower walls and put back the sink and toilet. Finito.
The floor is now tiled and looks fantastic.
Tiling was a dusty dirty job. Other messy business included smashing up and shoveling out the old ceramic floor and sanding the drywall mudded seams. A thick layer of dust floated through the house and settled on every surface. I mean everywhere. It coated the vertical walls. This was in spite of sheets of plastic hung around the work site.
Yesterday I got active. I vacuumed all floors, carpets and upholstery. I washed all baseboards, window sills, picture frames, table tops and kitchen cabinet doors. I washed all trim and lamps and nic nacs. Using a special hardwood floor product I cleaned all the floors, upstairs and down.
It could have been much worst. The worker’s kept their big power saws and grinders out in the heated solarium. That is where they stored and cut the lumber and shaped the floor tiles where needed. It was a great place for them to work, but….as the late afternoon sun sets slowly on the horizon it looks almost foggy outside. The solarium windows are coated in dust. Someone should get out there and wash those windows.