Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Thanks, Mother Nature

 Today was another day spent scrubbing baseboards. 

I was working away when the room started getting dark. 'Storms coming," I thought in a distracted sort of way, scrubbing on with my brush, wiping it dry, and then sliding on the floor to repeat the process on the next stretch of baseboard. 

There was a rumble of thunder. Our first thunder storm of the year! I stopped to appreciate it, sitting right there on the floor, holding my scrub brush in the dim room. 

It did not take long for the storm to move on, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. In the matter of 20 minutes, the room was flooded with sunlight once again.

You know, I have been struggling lately, and I needed the reminder: No storm lasts forever. 

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  1. CHECK OUT "STORMS NEVER LAST DO THEY BABY. I like dr hooks rendition.

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  2. Storms can scrub everything clean!(although Cyclone Gabrielle did just the opposite 😥)

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    1. It still boggles my mind that I heard about this storm on your blog! Lucky that NZ had you and Pirate there to help sort out the mess.

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  3. Storms can be exhilarating, but I don't fancy experiencing too many of them.

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    1. Thinking of you as you deal with your own storms.

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  4. I am thinking base board must be what we call skirting board. That is where the floor meets the wall a vertical board is used to make it look neat.

    It troubles me that you have been struggling but I don't have any wise words of advice or comfort. OK, maybe it is 'you do what you have to do'.

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    1. Yes. That's it. We live in an old house so it is about 8 inches high, with decorative quarter round. There's nothing to be done but to keep on trucking, in the words of the sages of the 1970s.

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  5. It's always the darkest just before Dawn. Your storm is a great metaphor for you and Tim's recent experiences Debby.

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  6. I love spring thunderstorms, actual ones and not metaphorical ones.

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  7. Scrubbing baseboards? The next thing will be washing walls. People do that? 🤓

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  8. A good storm can wash everything clean again, can't it?

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  9. Lets hope there are no more storms of the metaphorical kind for a while.

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    1. We've really had quite challenging times for the past 3 months. Not just Tim. I was talking to my youngest daughter on the phone. Houdini had just begun to explore the house at night. I said, "It's kind of startling to see a shape suddenly moving in the night. My first thought was 'Large rat!' " Her response. "No. That's NEXT month's plague."

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  10. Thunderstorms make me nervous. Hope you have clear skies ahead, Debby!

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    1. For some reason, I find them so very soothing.

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  11. Cleaning helps sometimes, and a good storm to clear the air, and of course sunshine. Sending hugs.

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  12. With Houdini around, you may not see any mice or rats. But he might bring them to you as presents because he loves you. Linda in Kansas

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    1. Eek. Since he is an indoor cat, I sure hope not!

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  13. There were lots of Facebook posts today about snow in the morning and thunder and lightning in the afternoon. Meanwhile, where I am, I was sweltering in 73 degrees. That temperature feels very different here than it does there! - LindaG

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    1. The picture of Bob and his 'snack' made me laugh out loud.

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  14. I hate to admit this, but I never scrub baseboards. Yes, it's true. I'm lazy.

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  15. I was thinking I ought to wash walls, but those were the days of wood fires! I should do baseboards...

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