Yup – more winter prep – will it ever be completely done? Had my pre op physical yesterday – more of a formality than anything. But the good thing about seeing Dr. Diamond is my opportunity to congratulate her. They had the ground breaking for her new clinic in Garner a few days ago. She already moved to Garner but works in Clarion and Belmond until the new clinic opens. (Town references for local readers.)
Aren’t clean windows just glorious? I love it so much but it happens only a few times a year. Clean window sills, too! This is the south side of the sun room. Aren’t they nice and shiny?
And the east side – what a stretch of windows!
The front door—-lots of dog nose prints on this one.
This new to me window washing solution CANNOT be kept secret. A friend at book club mentioned it and I also saw it on Pinterest.
1/4 c. Rubbing Alcohol
1/4 c. White Vinegar
1 T. Cornstarch
2 c. Warm Water
Use in spray bottle.
I didn’t have a spray bottle so I just used a small pail and a rag. Today I’m going to mix up about 4 times the recipe. The windows I used this on compared to my old favorite aerosol spray did not streak at all. One washing is all each window required and they were “summer dirty” —- really dirty, spotted, spider webs, and dust stuck on the glass! Why would I keep this to myself? Someone told me and so I’m passing in this wonderful tip. I’m betting you’ll agree that it’s wonderful and will cut you window washing time in half.
Here’s something else I’m trying for the first time this fall. I cut the hydrangeas down and just piled them up on top of the plant. I think when snow falls on top it will insulate the plants and next spring I’ll be able to just pick up the old cut stems and haul them away with all the leaves that will fall on top of them. What do you think? Good idea or not a good idea – you gardeners chime in here!
And here’s the start of my quilt explosion – red and white chair covers in a very simple 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle tile arrangement. The dogs will be laying in these chairs – it has to be something I don’t have to spend much time on.
I am totally caught up on orders so if you’re waiting for the goat pattern or Live Thankfully, it’s in the mail today!
That’s it for today – it’s such a nice day – I think I’ll wander down to the barn and take some goat and chicken pictures and then it’s back to washing windows.