Tag Archives: housekeeping

HANGING UP A PLANT

This is the little kitchen window. It used to have a baby plant sitting up there. I miss it. Uck, it looks so ordinary without it, there is too much light getting in, I can’t stand it another minute, let’s put the plant back up there. But this time, we are going to do it right.

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We have a big hanging planter. If it fell down and smashed my teapot, I would cry crocodile tears. We found the stud in the wall, and screwed in an eye hook. We got the one that holds like 40 pounds, so hopefully that is strong enough. An s hook was added to make the hanging possible.

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Hang the planter from the wall hook, and we can hear the plant sigh in relief to be back soaking up that vitamin D.

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CLEANING THE GRILL

Cleaning the grill is like cleaning the shower. You put it off for months, then once you actually put some effort into it, it gets all nice and shiny again, and you feel like you accomplished a real thing for the day.

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Our grill was mostly dirty from a combination of food and thunderstorms. We have a stainless steel gas grill, so first things first, unplug it all so you don’t catch on fire.

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For cleaning stainless steel, we went with the soapy water and soft rag route. Sponge bath for all the cooking surfaces, and the inside of the grill.

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After a little muscle power and soap, its looking good as new. We wanted to grill some chicken for dinner, but we have to go to a flag football game. Who knew football would be the thing standing between us and the grill.

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REPOT A PLANT

Its summer housekeeping over here this week. We’re cleaning and sprucing up some things on our to-do list, since its too hot to do much else in the garden.

Upon our kitchen window sill sat the cutest little plant. But that cute baby plant has grown into a gigantic monster that is spilling over and threatening to topple off the ledge.

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We are going to upgrade him to a real life hanging planter. We will need some potting soil, the planter, and the plant.

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The pot has holes in the bottom for drainage already, so that is convenient. We’ll fill it with some potting soil.

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Now we’ll place the plant in the soil, gently loosening roots as needed.

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Tuck some more nice, cozy soil around him, and give him a drink of water.

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So much more space to spread out and grow! Now to hang him by the window.