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[personal profile] scrottie is out of town at the moment, which means I have DogTown to myself. Ergo, time to attend to a few cleaning and organizational projects that are difficult to work on with other people around.

I sorta-got S a steam cleaner for his birthday - only sorta-got, because what kind of person gives someone a small appliance like that for their birthday?? I mean, I have what I think is a good reason: it's one of the implements that may actually help when S is trying to live in a new space and is experiencing some pesticide exposure side-effects because a lot of pesticides break down when exposed to water. Back in Texas, we rented one, but because of the logistics of this space it would be hard to put a rental to good use. So I looked around a little and found a model that seemed like it would be reasonable.

But of course, it's still difficult to steam-clean when there are projects out everywhere, so the steam cleaner had just been sitting and waiting, until today.

Which is to say, can you guess the color of the previous occupant's dog?

Evidence

Also, thanks to Arizona's dust, trying to vacuum here is reminding me of what it was like to try and vacuum up all of the diatomaceous earth that got applied to the Villa Maria house's carpet when we were trying to eliminate a flea infestation. The brand-new vacuum filter very quickly stopped looking so brand-new.

Carpeting is so stupid in so many different ways.

At least Helga is satisfied with the proceedings.*

*(Helga is my cleaning alter-ego)

Date: 2018-05-06 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shalpacafarm
Omfg I need a Helga so much

Date: 2018-05-07 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scrottie
Let's not minimize the gift of deep cleaning. That's awesome. Thanks, Helga!

Date: 2018-05-07 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scrottie
Also, you bought ballet tickets, took me out to eat, you've given me various small things, and we had a lovely quiet evening in where we opened a bottle of good beer. I was joking about it being a 12 days of birthday.

Date: 2018-05-09 12:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluepapercup
The photos are SATISFYINGLY disgusting. I love deep cleaning!! But never do it of course.

Date: 2018-05-09 08:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scrottie
Living in a lot of different apartments growing up, the ritual cleaning of the carpet before moveout and resultant unholy water are very familiar to me. This photo brings up a lot of memories there.

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