Find Me in Florida Again.

Welcome to Florida during another one of balmy Winter seasons! This is the season where we enjoy balmy Florida sunsets and sunrises, depending on which side of the state you are on. Weather during December, January, Feb., and March is 40s at night, and 60s and 70s during the day. Residents steer clear of crowded Themeparks during the holidays. We have sense. Don't say we didn't warn you. This is not summertime. Ask a resident how we live here. Answers will be various yet the same. Life is different here than "up north" or "out west". Enjoy the gifts of God, we do!Forget about what you should do and just live and try not to be rigid. The sun is shining. Look up and smile. We do.

Day after Labor Day prog report. So far so good, finishing my list is a bit of a slow start. BIG ISSUE WAITING ON BOXES AND THE DISHWASHER TO WASH.


TO DO LABOR DAY WEEKEND LIST.  This is what I really do on the weekends when I am not traveling or going to a spring to swim.  I have done none of this since we moved in here June 8th of this year.   Nothing like procrastination. 

DONE SO FAR. 

 Grocery shopping.  Get Lysol and Raid and food for the weekend.  

  • Clean the dishwasher with dishwasher cleaner.  Get all the lime water residue out of there. 
  • Do all dishes and use paper plates and paper cups.   
  • Get boxes for donating excess in-law stuff to local church or charity. PUT ALL EXCESS GARAGE SALE TABLE STUFF IN BOXES FOR DONATION.
    • Smile.
    • Rent mower and edger at Ace Hardware for $35 total.  MOW LAWN WITH HUB AND EDGE IT. Do front and back yard.  Mower job 5  hours in the FLORIDA 100 DEGREE HEAT .  4 hours with raking.
    • Drink wine when done.  
    • Clean NEW FRONT LOAD washer with Lemon cleaner  1 hour ongoing.
      • Get cleaned up after day in the yard and the mower.  
      • PUt all rest of stuff in boxes from garage sale.  
      • PUT LAST BOOKCASE THAT IS STILL IN THE GARAGE IN THE LIVING ROOM.  Books go in there. 
      • TAKE OFF ALL NASTY SHELVES THAT POP IN LAW PUT IN THE garage.  TRASH EM. * 15 minutes
        • SWITCH THE COUCHES IN THE LIVING ROOM.  20 minutes with help.  
        • Bring in coffee table that we tried to sell.  Put it back in its place.  10 minutes. 
          • Clean or pressure wash patio.  Bag yard waste.  45 minutes
          • Move patio furniture and clean it to be of use.  10 minutes
          • SUPER CLEAN THE GARAGE AND TAKE OFF NASTY SHELVES OFF WALLS.  SWEEP ENTIRE GARAGE FLOOR.  WHOLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
          • HAVE MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S CLEANEST GARAGE WITH FOUR TOOLS HUNG UP 
          • PUT PLASTIC CLEANING CLOSETS IN GARAGE.  
          • CLEAN LAUNDRY SINK.  
          • CHOOSE NOT TO GO TO THE HOME SHOW DUE TO TOO MUCH TO DO HERE. WILL GO IN DEEP FALL. 
          • End result of cleaning the garage is this:  The Garage should be totally clear and clean. All dust is totally off the floor.  hose it down.  
          • 6 PM MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL 
          • EAT CHINESE TAKEOUT. 
          • HOLD OFF ON EVERYTHING outside the house  TO HAVE THE SATISFACTION OF GETTING ALL OF THIS SUPER DONE.  
          • Spray down the screen patio.  Sweep it.  Take down all left over in law stuff that we don’t use.  Trash it.  .5 hours
          • Grocery shop for small bbq this weekend. 

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STILL TO DO.   DEADLINE MONDAY NIGHT.  (*HEY HAVE TO HAVE 5 HOURS OFF ON SUNDAY NIGHT.) 

  • Move the china cabinet back into place so it is more of use to us.  20 minutes 
  • DUST EVERYTHING in the house from top to bottom 1.5 hours 
  • Dust the Base boards. 
  •   All wash should be done.  Our washer and dryer is in the garage.  ongoing wash.  Keeping eye on dryer. 
  • Write 3 chapters of Writing project.  4 hours at night or early morning. 
  • Chlorine in pool  1 hour and overnight to get green out of pool.  Tuesday or later in the week. 
  • Smile.

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I have to have some kind of Labor Day so some things are going to get put off.  

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Saving this for later in the week.  

  • Get a new extension cord and more cleaner.  
  • BIG  BIG JOB =  CLEAN CAR AFTER MOWER IS RETURNED.  TAKE IT THROUGH THE CAR WASH  2 hoursHOME DEPOT TO GET A NEW EXTENSION CORD TO USE TO HOOK SHOP VAC TO CLEAN AND SHAMPOO CAR INSIDE AND RUG THERE.  Do one night this week. 
  • PUT BINS AND BEACH CHAIRS IN THE BACK OF CONVERTIBLE AND VAC AND SHAMPOO SAND OUT OF TRUNK.  Bins are there to hold groceries bags when I grocery shop.  They don’t tip over this way.  
  • BIG BIG JOB =  Wash kitchen and family room  tile floors.  Clean the grout in there.  Try to get the grout white with Oxi and bleach.  Do also in both foyer and hallways.  =  3 hours 
  • Make labels as to where all the rearranged stuff in the kitchen goes now.  .5 hours 
    • BIG  BIG JOB =  CLEAN CAR AFTER MOWER IS RETURNED.  TAKE IT THROUGH THE CAR WASH  2 hoursHOME DEPOT TO GET A NEW EXTENSION CORD TO USE TO HOOK SHOP VAC TO CLEAN AND SHAMPOO CAR INSIDE AND RUG THERE. 
    • PUT BINS AND BEACH CHAIRS IN THE BACK OF CONVERTIBLE AND VAC AND SHAMPOO SAND OUT OF TRUNK.  Bins are there to hold groceries bags when I grocery shop.  They don’t tip over this way.  
    • BIG BIG JOB =  Wash kitchen and family room  tile floors.  Clean the grout in there.  Try to get the grout white with Oxi and bleach.  Do also in both foyer and hallways.  =  3 hours 
    • Make labels as to where all the rearranged stuff in the kitchen goes now.  .5 hours 
    • SEMI BIG BIG JOB =  Clean and organize home office.  = 2 hours  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK
    • Switch desks in home office,  = included.  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK. 
    • Organize coupon book in a serious orderly fashion.   1.4 hours  BACK TRACK AND GET SUNDAY PAPER ON MONDAY.  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK. 
    •  Wipe down fingerprints off of all doors.  Lysol everything.  45 minutes
    • Clean sliding windows and doors.  15 minutes
  • SEMI BIG BIG JOB =  Clean and organize home office.  = 2 hours  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK
  • Switch desks in home office,  = included.  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK. 
  • Organize coupon book in a serious orderly fashion.   1.4 hours  BACK TRACK AND GET SUNDAY PAPER ON MONDAY.  SAVING FOR LATER IN THE WEEK. 
  •  Wipe down fingerprints off of all doors.  Lysol everything.  45 minutes
  • Clean hallway closet.   5 minutes. 
  • Change AC filter in hallway.  5 minutes
  • Clean sliding windows and doors.  15 minutes  

 This list is subject to have more or less taken off of it as time permits .  I am doing this so when this house is officially OURS,  I can do other bleep and flaunt that all this crap is super done and rejoice.  Also,  to make everyone and their mommy feel like they are behind.  (*Hey have to do this sometime. Why not on a holiday weekend when every super neat person is relaxing and behind schedule.)  I will relax when you are working.  I almost want to apologize for  doing this, but nah,  you all are more than likely still behind.  

I will not loose my competitive edge here.  When that Deed is handed to me,  I will have a clean house.  Even if any mentor or priest would tell me to do a penance because of this,  I will still be so stinking ahead.  

I am enjoying being “Mrs. Clean Grinch”.   I may even make a video of my serious progress.  Again,  I am doing this instead of the ALS bucket challenge because I can do so.   

Oh one more thing:  I am not joking about doing this.  As of Sunday night,  I totally hosed down the back patio with Dawn dishwashing liquid and water.  

Happy snoring America !  Don’t worry I am no threat to you, except that you are so bleeping behind.  I will have a clean house for the holidays that will be may be even renovated.  I take a serious thrill in that.  

I am off to bed —  EARLY.  Hopefully,  I can get to other parts of the house tomorrow.  I told my husband to just allow me to see how much I can get done.  He bought me Chinese food on a pseudo bet tonight.  

And I had to have fun doing this.  It is drudgery work but it doesn’t have to be so.  

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Author: findmeinfloridaagain

I am a middle aged lady who is married 16 years. I grew up here in the Tampa Bay area. I am from NYC and LongIsland. I met my Chicago husband here. We have many adventures here and consider most viewpoints and love dialogue on all topics. Dialogue brings understanding and understanding brings hope.

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