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I actually got excited about buying a new mop today.  Worse, I had an enthusiastic conversation with the property manager (I passed him on the path on my way home) and discovered  we share a belief that even non-commercial kitchens should be equppied with a drain and a deck brush.

Yeah, my spiffy new mop has a brush on one side AND was on sale.  This is as close as I am going to get for a deck brush set up in a home kitchen.

Clearly, there is something wrong with me.

Freezing my ass off at the bus stop in the mornings has kicked my hibernation mode into high gear.  I just want to cook, take care of the house (in the half-assed way I do.  It's part of my charm), and make things.  Specifically crochet and quilting.  Also, I want to watch lots of Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons.

Making beef stew and baking gingerbread with raisins today.  Life is good.


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Oct. 27th, 2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
I am convinced the little house on the prairie was bigger on the inside than on the outside....a bit like the tardis in dr who.
How did the Waltons get their table inside the house. My theory is that they built the house around the table.
Oct. 27th, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
can i eat at your house, please? : )
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:05 pm (UTC)
mmm beef stew.
Oct. 28th, 2017 09:53 am (UTC)
My first ever job was dish pig and that experience has left me forever disappointed in residential kitchens. No drain. Wooden (!?) counter tops. Trash cans with lids. Pans so flimsy they could blow away in the wind. Cooking is frustrating enough, but cleaning really sucks.

Now i have been in China a while i think i am also turned off to traditional bathrooms. Here the whole bathroom is a wet room with a central drain. I guess they can do it because it's warm enough the room will dry on its own eventually, but even if it doesn't i imagine housekeeping are thrilled they don't need to break their backs with baths or shower cubicles all day long - just hose it off, scrub it down and you're done.
Oct. 28th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
What do you mean, you didn't have a deck brush so far? ;-) Every German household I know has at least one of those. Usually one for outside and one that you cover with a cloth and use inside for mopping floors. (Not that we ever do that... erhem).

I agree on the drain though. Why on earth do we still build "wet rooms" like bathrooms and kitchens and don't install a drain, even after each of us has at least once shoveled a disgusting water catastrophe out of either. You have my whole-hearted support.
Oct. 30th, 2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
I really need to bake some gingerbread.
Our weather has been dry and in the low 60s and sunny, which is absolutely beautiful, but not cold enough yet for hibernation. That's all supposed to change on Thursday, though, so I'll be joining you in thick socks and hot things to drink and eat.
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The fucking YARN FAIRY!

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