Friend R called in the morning; apparently she is having some plumbing problems (leaky kitchen sink), so she's waiting on the plumber to come. She hadn't noticed the leak (no water on the kitchen floor), but the tenants in the apartment below her had complained to the management and they had contacted her. She said she called me because she needed to tell someone and her children (back in Sri Lanka) would be sleeping due to the time difference. So, I commiserated with her and we chatted a bit; I asked if she was OK for lunch and she said, yes. We rang off after promising to call again, later.
I put away the laundry from yesterday and did three more loads, including the dust sheets from the family room sofas as part of the ongoing war against the fleas. I should probably remove the sofa cushion covers and wash them, too. In the next go around.
My washing machine was purchased back in 1992; it is still going strong! The turning knob for the wash cycle dial is broken and I turn it with my fingers; sometimes, the machine stops midway through the cycle and I need to open and close the door to get it started, again (there is a plastic pin on the inside of the door that triggers the washer mechanism to start), or, occasionally, poke at the mechanism with a chopstick I keep nearby to get it going; and, every now and then, I need to do a second spin cycle to remove all the water from the clothes (especially when I do big loads). But it is still handling all the laundry I keep throwing at it!
The afternoon was too hot to do anything, other than laundry and doing a blog post! That's my excuse for not vacuuming, although I really need to vacuum, tomorrow. I did finish cleaning my bathroom and I dusted the dining room. The dishes were washed, too, and the kitchen counters and stove top wiped. I took the recycling to the big bin outside, combed Dancer, and will do his litter box before I go to bed.
In between, I watched various programs on TV, mostly cooking shows, and I read a little.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being the type of friend my friends feel OK to call when they need a sympathetic ear.
- My washing machine - still going after 26 years!
- Fans to help me stay cool
- Electricity to run the appliances
- Texting and video chatting with my daughter
Saturday's To Do List:
- Finish cleaning the bathroom - DONE
- More laundry - DONE (3 loads)
- Dishes - DONE
- Dust dining room - DONE
- Wipe kitchen counters & stove top - DONE
Sunday's To Do List:
- Put away the laundry
- Change my bed sheets
- Launder bed sheets
I have other things I would like to do, but I am not going to list them all and overwhelm myself. The vacuuming and changing the bed sheets will be the two main tasks
How was your Saturday? Did you have a good day?