The first day of the holiday week I was awaken by the dog in the middle of the night, she had a little private business to attend to, and as I took her out I could not help but notice the sound of rushing water. It was too dark to investigate, but I went back to bed feeling a little concerned as to where it could be coming from.
Early the next morning I looked out the window and saw literally a rushing river passing through our garden and creating a fast growing pool in our neighbors yard. We called the water central and I presume many others did as soon the water had stopped flowing and workers were seen doing something or another someone’s garden. The newspaper said it was a leak in a water pipe.
My husband and sons spent most of the holiday visiting the grandparents, so I used the opportunity to clean out and paint the boys room….. I had planned on spending one day on the project, but it took over 2 ½ days. The room is not so big, but after having moved a wardrobe I found a patch of mold (Yuck ! That is what you get when the vent is closed and the room always a bit stuffy ) I used pure bleach on the walls and that took care of the problem, then I had to scrub the walls, remove stickers, tape, nails, leftover food and other sticky finger prints. Sometime all you need to make a mini make-over in a room is bucket of soapy water, a pot of paint and a big garbage bag !
The whole room got a freshening up, the curtains and mattress covers were washed, and every corner dusted.
When I was a child in France we had monthly ‘ cleaning days’, which I dreaded of course ! But without a plan those odd jobs such as curtain washing and dusting under furniture can be quickly overlooked. Spending so much time cleaning a room made me think about how I need to have a working routine for those ‘ other’ chores , so I made a little chart where I divided the house into twelve sections and each month I will give a little extra attention to that room…..more on that later…..
The boys were happy with their room, and now we just need to fix a missing list and it should be good for a while.
|We woke up to the roaring sound of water flowing, there was a river passing right through our garden....|
|.....the river having no where else to go made a huge pool in our poor neighbors yard.|
|Emilie and Rosaline making marzipan Easter eggs.|
|Dipping in chocolate.|
|I made a chocolate bunny with my vintage mold, but added nuts in it so it would not be too compact.|
|Emilie showing her beautiful new dress....Tk's aunty Nicky !|
|The boys room before....|
|Too much white, too much clutter.|
|A fresh coat of paint.....|
|Alain was very pleased with the super heros stickers.... I wish I could find bigger ones.....|
|See who I found enjoying the fresh linens and clean room.....|