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05 October 2005 @ 10:34 am
 
The problem with dark wood floors, is that you can see the dust, and it doesn't seem to hoover up. Consequently, I spent a chunk of yesterday afternoon cleaning the bathroom floor by hand (given how un-water-tight it is I'm not using a mop!). Which is one of my less favourite chores ... it does look nice now I've done it, though.

I've just realised I slipped up yesterday, too - J went to Tescos on his way home, and I got him to get various bits & bobs I'd forgotten to get on Monday ... and I should've got him to get bread, too, as we're now out and I wasn't planning to go back to the shops till tomorrow. Guess I'll pop out to the co-op later on, then. And given I cba to go out before lunch I'll be having pasta for lunch, not toast ;)

Yesterday wasn't all chores though - got the blending_star blend done, no need for extra words. I both like it (it worked well) and dislike it (god, it's pretty). Let's hope this competition doesn't get cancelled otherwise that'll make twice in a row that my favourite blend has been in a cancelled competition. Must get round to entering the blendage one after I'm done with this update. And I've got an idea and (hopefully) images for the Cinderella themed competition at 100contest ... this one's got to be an icon, a header for the recent entries view and a Friends Only banner - the community is apparently getting a makeover. I'm a little unclear about how we're likely to be voting on these though (as a kit? as seperate things?).

I finished off the day by nearly finishing my book - I've only got about 20 pages left now, so hopefully I'll finish it today :) And hopefully marble will sort out Civ3 so we can start a PBEM game before Civ4 comes out (we'll likely not finish - we've only 2 weeks or so ;) ) ... note to self - you've got instructions from Marble about setting up Civ3 under WineX, it should be obvious what to do, try and remember next time you reinstall it damnit.
 
 
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Ruheruhe on October 5th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
The problem with dark wood floors, is that you can see the dust, and it doesn't seem to hoover up. Consequently, I spent a chunk of yesterday afternoon cleaning the bathroom floor by hand (given how un-water-tight it is I'm not using a mop!).

Can you use a Swiffer on it?
Margaretpling on October 5th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
What's a Swiffer?
Ruheruhe on October 5th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
It's this great little thing that picks up all kinds of dust. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available in the UK. There's another brand that I have at home - I'll check and see what it is. They're great on wood floors. There's a "wet" version too that isn't sloshy.
Veewaldhornist on October 5th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling though that the cloths over the swiffer would get caught on a rougher surface. Might make for more work :S

Oh, and don't ask me why, but after finishing my 100contest entry, I feel..... *fill in the blank* :S
Margaretpling on October 5th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Mmm, that might be a problem actually - as well as being non-water-tight the bathroom floor also has nails that stick up slightly :/

Aww:(
Ruheruhe on October 5th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
It's probably worth a try... Can't you pound the nails in a bit?
Margaretpling on October 5th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if I see one, I'll pick it up (mcurtains says he's seen them here, so it's worth a look in the shops) - it'll work on the kitchen floor whatever ;)
contents under pressure / handle with care: home - ironinggraphxgrrl on October 6th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
I've also seen people using microfiber cloths they've found in the auto department in stores to do the same sorts of things a swifer cloth does--but with the bonus of being washable and therefore more economical over the long term.
Margaretpling on October 6th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Mmm ... but with the disadvantage of still having to get down on my hands and knees and wipe the floor - might as well stick to my damp cloth in that case ;)
contents under pressure / handle with care: home - ironinggraphxgrrl on October 6th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, but see, you can attach the washable ones to the Swifer handle! It's like hacking your cleaning products? Hmm. :)
Margaretpling on October 6th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oh I see what you mean now.
Jonathanmcurtains on October 5th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I've seen Swiffer here, I think, and online too.
contents under pressure / handle with care: geek - rubiks cubegraphxgrrl on October 5th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind being included in a PBEM game! :)
Margaretpling on October 6th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
No marble all day ... dunno if it's going to happen or not ...
contents under pressure / handle with care: geek - rubiks cubegraphxgrrl on October 6th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
No worries, we will just have to give it a go once 4 is out? ;)
Margaretpling on October 6th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be good :)