Greetings from the Deep South…
Day one of our holiday, and we decided to make a list of all the things we want to do and all the places we want to go while here.
Up here in the Rockies you get a lot of wind and red dust. It gets in everywhere, and you can feel it in your eyes and nose that the house needs a good hoover (once the Dyson never-requires-changing-Hepa-filter dries out and I can put it back in). You can write PIG on every surface, and the Venetian blinds in the guest room which are supposed to be white are looking rather red. Don’t think they’ve ever been cleaned in the last 12 years, so you can imagine. And the windowsills looked like miniature sandpits. That’s on the inside!
So we decided to do something about it.
Option A: Drive to Albuquerque and buy new blinds.
Option B : Wash them.
The blinds are huge, so we decided to make good use of the big shower. It didn’t take long to realise we would have to get in the shower with the blinds for this to work. Steve volunteered to hold them while I hosed them down. Well, I’m not sure volunteered is the right word. But he is taller than me…
Here we see Steve all set and raring to go.
Meanwhile I am limbering up.
Actually I couldn’t move for laughing. He is such a clown!
I proper pissed myself.
Look away Ethel!
But one at a time, we got them washed,
cleaned the windows,
and hung them back up again.
Room with a view now the windows are see-through again!
So yeah, blinding day!
I haven’t laughed that much since I got stuck outside the elevator in Slovenia with Linda Williams. Three times the door opened and closed with her in it and me outside it, and still I couldn’t move.
Nothing like a blimming good laugh with the people you love.
So tomorrow we’re off to Old Downtown Albuquerque for some more frivolity I’m sure.
Love & Hugs,