Friday, October 5, 2007

All in a days work

This Picture is from The State Fair. Monday was home school day so of course we took advantage. No crowds, long lines, no pushing, no shovin'. Just a day filled with Elephant ears, funnel cake, frozen chocolate covered bananas, a million lemonades, burgers, fries, fried macaroni and cheese, cotton candy, root beer floats and of course, KETTLE CORN!

Today was a rainy Friday and I managed to restore the kitchen floor to Board of Health approved condition. For the last 2 years I have tried Damp mopping, all kinds of solutions, dust mopping etc. I have used nearly everything that you re not suppose to use on a hardwood laminate floor to no avail. But at last, my floor is so sparkling clean it nearly hurts my eyes to look at it. What did I use? HOT HOT Water and 1/4 cup of vinegar and a little elbow grease. I cleaned a 3x3 spot with a t-shirt cloth/rag and then dried with same type of rag. And the key is to do it with the grain. And yes I got down on my hands and knees. Cookie asked me, "Why don't you use the knee pads Daddy used when he was installing the floor?" : ) My knees where hurting but the film on the floor was hurting more. Each time I went to put the rags in the HOT HOT Vinegar Water, I notice -without exaggeration that the rag was gray.- Dark Gray. Anyhow.

When I was Little Miss Career Girl, I never thought I would find satisfaction in home making. I can't tell you how pleased I am with my new floor. I feel confident that the kids can eat as many cheerios that they have dropped without consuming any other substances it may have come in contact with. Needless to say, I will not be doing the all 4 method for maintenance.Just one little shot from a wall in the kitchen...there is a tiny glimpse of the floor. I couldn't turn the picture so just turn your head.

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