Monday, March 1, 2021

It Works!

 The Tillswall Electric Wand Scrubber has finally made it possible for me to clean my grout to an acceptable standard. The extendable wand means I can use the rotating brush to scrub in places I could not dream of tackling from my wheelchair before its arrival.

While that may not sound like much to those of you with no particular aspirations toward housework, I would point out that many of you live with others who can help with household tasks, get cleaners in to do the jobs you can't and generally get things sorted more quickly than can someone in a chair.

Because of COVID and my risk, I realized that if the dust built up, it was up to me to figure out how to keep it down. If the toilet stops up yours truely does the unclogging. The holey screens abutting my bedroom window needed mending, so I ordered patches and applied them from the inside. Perfect? No, but the ants and other insects which would fly in when the windows were open during rare cooler days have decamped. 

Beyond the bare minimum of trash removal, laundry and cleaning the bathroom  and wiping down counters and stovetop in the kitchen, my floors become repositories of dirt, courtesy of my chair wheels. The chair gets cleaned regularly but, the wheels need wiping at least daily and trap all manner of debris, My next project is to clean the floors of my hallway, bedroom and front room, freeing them of some of the hair which Lukas and I now have in abundance. It has been months since I cut my own hair and I expect some clips from Amazon later this week.

With temperatures already reaching the mid-eighties, the days of open windows are numbered. I would love to be outside a bit more and need to decide how to utilize the forlorn screened in area at the back of my place.

On the meantime, I am attempting to re-jig my sitting yoga and meditation regimen and hoping for more regular sleep.

Sweet Dreams...

7 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful news.
SUCH a triumph.
I hope you have a blissful nights sleep.

Boud said...

Wow, you're breaking eggs with a stick! Yorkshire saying meaning getting a lot done. I'm very glad the wand works for you. And that you're undaunted in your quest for a home that meets your standards. Not that Lukas is a lot of help in the cleaning department, but his job is different.

Live and Learn said...

A sense of accomplishment is a wonderful thing. I'm glad you've got the tools to help you achieve that. Sweet dreams.

Ms. Moon said...

I truly admire you for getting done what needs doing! You're persistent, thorough, and industrious.

Steve Reed said...

I'm glad your cleaning apparatus worked!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Nice! Anything that makes a formerly difficult task easier is a big win!

karen said...

So glad to hear it did not disappoint! Well done for the amazing cleaning achievements :)