I haven't cuop yet, but -- *drum roll* --
I HAVE TA-DAs!!!!
THE MAN came and took my dryer away -- he said he thinks it is the drum rollers, but he will have to take it completely apart to get to them, if that is the problem, and he would rather do it in his shop than in my laundry room. He said if that IS the problem, and the parts are available in Next Town, he will send his wife to get them * Harmony, does this sound familiar???
* and he "might not have it back today, but (he) will have it back tomorrow."
So -- ta-da -- I have done focus cleaning in the laundry room. When The Man moved the dryer. OH. MY. GOODNESS. We discovered that the vent has not been connected well, and 99% of my lint has just been going behind and under the washer and dryer. * sheesh *
I have vacuumed all that up, as well as I could behind the washer as well, and then did the high-low vacuuming all around.
Y'all can just IMAGINE. My laundry room is long and narrow. An open
shelf is above the washer/etc, stretching the length of the washer, dryer, hot water heater, and sink cabinet (two doors wide.) I emphasize OPEN b/c it was supposed to be an enclosed cabinet, but the builder either overlooked it or we ran out of money before he got to it and just told him to overlook it.
To look at that shelf, with all the cleaning products sitting there, one would think I had the cleanest house in town.
One would be wrong.
Most of those cleaners are (* were *) very dusty... so I vacuumed all that.
Used a Swiffer wet-jet pad to clean up the lint that was just stuck to the floor and wouldn't come up with the vacuum.
Vacuumed * slightly * dh's ball caps, but did NOT remove them from the hat rack, although I was a tiny bit curious as to just how many he has. I mean, he coached 3 sports for the better part of 25 years, plus ds's rec league teams, plus the ones he has accumulated for college team.
There should be some better solution for the less-often used items on that shelf. Boxes with lids would look nice, but I'm not sure they would be practical. I can barely reach the shelf as it is, so it is probably much easier to just reach the item itself, rather than moving an entire box which would be heavier and more awkward to maneuver. Also, it is good to be able to just glance and see what you need, instead of prowling around in various boxes.
So I went from there to vacuum the floor in the kitchen and dining room... and -- y'all are going to LOL at this -- and probably shudder a bit --
I vacuumed up 65-70 dead ladybugs from the bay window and window seat in the dining room. * I DID count them. I could not believe there were that many. But OTOH, I had not really vacuumed since before Christmas!
Anyway, I'm feeling very proud of myself now (if a bit embarrassed) and I took the vacuum cleaner to the master bathroom so I will do that part of the house later. I don't know when I'll get to the den, but now I can check off the laundry room on my new 5x7 zone card.
Oh -- and I can count today as another s2s first thing day, b/c I showered before bed last night and had time to dress & put on my make-up before The Man arrived. He said 8:30-9:00, so I set my clock for 8:15.
I forgot to weigh myself this morning though, but that's okay.