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A Little Bit of Cleaning

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While I Worked On The Outside She Worked Inside

I was checking on our house

We got a real lot of rain

The water pooled up in many spots in the yard

I don't mind that

As long as it doesn't make it's way into the cellar

Tonight is suppose to turn cold

The puddles of water will turn to ice

Luckily under the ground

All is still frozen

So it will give the water time to disappear

We have a drain in the front of our house that pours into the culvert

The neighbors house to our left is higher than our house

So the water in their yard trickles down to ours

The house to our right is lower than ours

So our water trickles down to them

We both have a good size yard with grass

I put buckets around the house to catch some rain

They help but to what degree I am not sure

There is nothing else to do

We just have to wait it out

These are just one of the many things a homeowner has to deal with when buying a home

As I come in from the rain

My wife was busy cleaning the bathroom

She just cleaned our bedroom

Then she swept the kitchen floor

Enough for now

Our home is looking pretty nice

I like many things about our home

It is small and not a lot of maintance

We had it built in March of 2003

We have made some nice changes since then

Adding on a back deck and a shed

We have painted each room different colors

Changed propane guys for a better price in fuel

Bought a new kitchen faucet when the old one broke

Added gravel to our driveway

So we could avoid tracking in the mud

These were small steps to make our house more beautiful

We plan on living here till our final days

So many people want to move to a smaller home or somewhere else when they get old

We fell in love with our house and it will always be our home sweet home


Comments

DREAM ON (author) on January 27, 2019:

Shyron E Shenko I am so thrilled. The water somehow some way didn't go down in the cellar. It rained all day and there were so many puddles. Some things in life we just can't figure out. I love that I was not the only one who liked all white. So many things can happen in just one day. I love seeing so many friends and writers who go out of their way to share. I love when two thoughts connect so you can imagine what I feel when two people agree on the same feelings, thoughts, ideas about life. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have one incredible day.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 26, 2019:

Dream-On, I can relate to much to much rain, and the dog bringing in mud, and once the water almost into the garage. I can also relate to the dream home, mine bu.ilt in 1995 all white.

Hope all is dry in your home.

Blessings my friend.

DREAM ON (author) on January 26, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee My wife had a vision what she wanted. We painted each room pastel colors. The kitchen a Burnt Orange, the living room Mauve, the bedroom Lilac, and the bathroom Butter Cream and our spare bedroom French Bread the hallway Cool Cucumber I was thinking of keeping all rooms all white. My wife thought our home would look more like a doctors office and wanted something calm and soothing. How right she was. Now our home is inviting and relaxing. My wife and I always compromise and agree to disagree. She told me if I wasn't happy we can go back to all white. There are certain things I am very excited and thrilled to have very different than I expected. This is definitely one of them. We have a simple ranch style home. Thank you for being the first to comment. I am so happy that you can enjoy your home too. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 25, 2019:

I love the idea of rooms in different colors. You can then imagine how it was when I found myself alone far from my homeland and in an old house built in the 1960s. So I was glad to get into a little apartment where everything is that way it should be for me.