|Pacifica, Ca - my childhood home|
It's been so smoky outside I am trapped inside my house. Finally it dons on me: If I really can't go outside and putz in the yard, I might as well do something constructive inside. So Sunday I started "laboring" around my house. No I am not 9 months pregnant! I put on my camouflage T-shirt and told the family I was declaring WAR on dust and smoke. (and anything else I could get rid of)
I started in our master bedroom. Cleaned and organized my closet - organized my clothing by color. Dusted. and BOY did we need that. Both the Husband and I have been having allergy issues due to the dust and smoke from outside. Cleaned my dresser drawers - re-organized my desk, cleaned out the hall linen closet - although I don't have that much linen in there - mostly cotton polyester blends. Linen closet sounds much better! Washed all the valances in the bedrooms, washed the windows, vacuumed as well as washed my own bedding. I also cleaned and re-organized my master bathroom. I love clean!
Yesterday, was a terrible smoky day and I started in with the headache and felt like I was going to toss my cookies...so I made the EXECUTIVE DECISION to go out and purchase an air purifier. I did some research and found a sale and a good price and instead of buying 1 - I bought 2. A bigger one for the living room/dining area. and a medium size one for the master-bedroom. Man, those things are expensive! I used to have one years ago, and loved it. I texted the Husband - told him I can't take it anymore and he texted back saying he was proud of me for overcoming my "cheapness" and making a smart purchase. If we are going to live surrounded by 3 national forests, then these air purifiers are a necessity! I'm kinda proud of myself too. Coming in from the outside is like coming in to fresh clean-smelling air. My headache is almost gone.
Now, if we could only get a air purifier for the outside garden - life would be perfect!