Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Good tools make a big difference

Margaret and I cleaned last night. A nice, deep, summer-is-coming (along with weekend guests and a subletter) cleaning. It's kind of like Christmas - if it happened all the time, it wouldn't be special. The most exciting thing about this Cleaning was the vacuum cleaner. We borrowed our landlady's, which is eleven times more powerful than ours. It glows red when you turn it on, so you can see how powerful it is. And it has a hose attachment. For someone who lives with a cat and a carpeted kitchen, it is a godsend. I cleaned the bathroom, and for the first time in my life wished I had a mop. A mop would have been eleven times more effective than the kitchen sponge I was using to clean the floor.

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