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The bane of my housekeeping is sweeping/vacuuming.
I love my dogs. Love them. But. The hair. It is out of control.
I try to brush them daily with one of those doggy shedding combs, and I do think that it helps. Some. It doesn’t change the fact that this is a never-ending chore. I just don’t see an end in sight anytime soon.
So, I suck it up and do my best to stay on top of the furry mess.
I was vacuuming today. I went to empty the container and found that the hair had actually matted and caught above the filter thingy. I took one piece out. Then another. And another.
Most of my vacuum’s front is sitting in pieces and drying on my kitchen counter after a good wash.
And I’m fairly certain I can put it all back together.
I added a small pleco to my pond a week ago and never saw him again.
Pleco are nocturnal, so I’ve been looking out for him each night with a flashlight. I just wanted to know that he’d made the move alright.
You can see clearly that my little ecosystem needs some help getting cleaned up. I’ll be adding some trapdoor snails and new water plants next week. My hardy lilies and a few other plants are starting to sprout.
All ten goldfish survived the winter (including two hard freezes) outdoors.*
Maybe I can name them now.
*Plecos don’t tolerate the cold as well, so I’ll be adding a heater for him the next time the temperature drops.
I love browsing through magazines for cheap home improvement ideas. This issue had a section dedicated to spray-paint.
My front door was in dire need of a new paint job. I would prefer a new door as I really don’t like the ugly gold lines and frosted glass that date my door. I want one more modern with glass I can actually see out of or a peephole.
In the meantime, I decided to try the spray-paint project for the front door. This is what my door looked like before painting. I used plastic wrap to protect my walls, trim, glass center, and door knob. The paint is weathered. You can see obvious spots where I have attempted to touch up the paint in the past.
And here’s the (almost) finished result. I need to touch up the trim, other side of door, and get a new doorknob/deadbolt set.
I declare this a pass.