Day two of our dirty weekend

No, not THAT sort of dirty weekend! It was the second day of our cleaning project around the house. Today our focus was on the outside and underneath of the house. The boys spent the day with Grandma, so that made it easier for us to be able to focus on what we had to do. We managed to clean out the garage, and under the house, and used our new high-pressure cleaner on the path and driveway. Today was my wife’s turn to play with it, and she did a great job.

I go back to work tomorrow, after two weeks on leave. It’s been a productive time at home and we’ve made real progress in getting the place ready to sell. The outside’s looking good, so it’s now a matter of getting the inside in the same shape. Busy times ahead!

Good weather for cleaning up

Today we were able to devote the day to cleaning up in the kitchen. The boys spent the day with their grandparents, which made things a lot easier. The cleaning up is being done as part of our plan to sell our house in the next few months. We were quite productive today, and managed to cross a few things off our to-do list.

One of those things was to carry out repairs on the boys’ books which have been damaged. I armed myself with some stickytape, and got to work on the pile of books.

Book repairsIt didn’t take too long, and I came across books that I’d forgotten the boys had. Thomas was quite pleased to discover some of these long-lost titles when he returned home.

The boys had a good time at my parents’ place. When I dropped them off, Dad brought out a box of some of my old toys for them to play with. It was a real blast from the past to see the toys – they were classics from the ’80s. There were characters and vehicles from Masters of the Universe, Transformers, and M.A.S.K. Apparently the boys had a great time playing with them.

Thomas playing with He Man.

Thomas playing with He Man.

Blake playing with one of the MASK vehicles

Blake playing with one of the MASK vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s still quite a few things left on our to-do list, but hopefully with another couple of days like today, we can make a dent in it.