I was vacuuming my stairs tonight in preparation for an exciting guest that's coming in on the train tonight at midnight. He leaves tomorrow at midnight. It's all very mysterious and wonderful.
So, I'm vacuuming, and I'm thinking about a book I just read called The Help. I'm thinking about those women and how they worked harder in one day cleaning houses than I have probably ever worked to clean a house. My excuse is typically "I'm too hot." Well, unfortunately for me, these tough women were cleaning homes in the South in the Summer without air conditioning... I have nothing left.
So I'm cleaning because I have no excuses left and my mysterious visitor will be here in a few hours. I'm now vacuuming the stairs. It occurs to me that we have lived here for three months and a few days and the stairs have been vacuumed twice. Once by Devin, and once now today by ME.
Is that gross, or totally normal? How often do you vacuum your stairs? I don't know what the norm is on stair vacuuming. So, for those of you who have stairs, please, PLEASE be honest. We're all friends here, inside a very secure trust circle. How often do you do clean those stairs? And for those of you that don't have stairs, have you ever gone to someone's house and noticed their stairs at all, be they clean or icky? Be honest now, remember the sacred trust circle. It's ok, nothing will leak.
Ok, now back to cleaning. Yes, I stopped in the middle of my cleaning to ask of you this burning question. That's how important it is to me.
Can't wait to see you Grandpa!