Surprise! I'm up at the lake! It was a surprise to me, too. I really thought it would be a little boring without all the summer furniture and toys out. We have the boys coming up next weekend to help out, The Husband has a medical condition right now that keeps him from lifting anything heavy. It was supposed to be a gorgeous weekend weather wise, so I packed a bag and jumped in the car.
So, we've been here since Saturday. You might remember that a bachelorette party took place here a few weeks ago. My daughters had told me that the place was cleaned top to bottom before and after the party. Well, it turned out, not so much after. There were a ton of towels in the laundry room as well as the sheets from the beds and something sticky all over the floors. I think by now you have realized that I'm a closet clean freak. Give me a few old rags, paper towels and cleaning products and I can make a day of it. Since I've been simplifying so much at home, I decided to do the same here. I started with the counter above. I had every appliance I owned on this counter including a food processor and smoothie blender that I used maybe once. The dishes on the shelves are used everyday, the open shelves are pretty and functional. But a little editing never hurts!
I really cleaned up this counter. It was a catch~all for everything. I tried to corral it all in baskets but it was crazy, so this area got a makeover.
I took down and washed ever piece if glassware, including the 10,000 wine and beer glasses the girls brought back from their winery tours. If you want to have a party, this is the place to be!
The washing machine ran two days straight, I washed all the floors and cleaned the bathrooms. The Husband tinkered with his new fishing boat, and wow, what a nice boat it is! Once it's in the water I'll take a picture of it. I know you are just dying to see it! ;-D
So, I woke up this morning thinking we were leaving and The Husband said, "Let's stay one more night." Fine by me! One thing I'm not doing is cleaning! I may go up to the big farmstand where they sell flowers and make some pots. I'm debating whether to do tomatoes this year. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I never seem to get more than one or two on a plant the past couple of years. We'll see.
And that's all I have for you now. I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. The Husband is out trimming the boxwood hedges right now and I'm so excited because I'm going to try to make a wreath with the clippings. I better go grab a rake!
Joining Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday.