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Micole Khemarrica
Life continues...
We had a nice little gathering for Video Night. A couple of new faces among the regulars, hopefully they'll be visiting a bit more often now that they know who and what we're about. We cleaned out a Popeye's Chicken as our dinner break, and Coug'r rushed out to buy a copy of "The Incredibles" as the movie for the night -- we watched all the bonuses on Disc 2 as a change of pace. And they put a lot of effort into the bonuses, let me tell you. The mock 70's style cartoon of Mr. Incredible was a scream.

In other news, Coug'r brought home a Dyson vaccuum today, and while I knew it would help our floor situation (as we have killed one of the two vaccuum cleaners already here, and the cat-hair brings the remaining one to its knees), I was impressed on just how effective it would be... I had done some cleaning before he got home, and he managed to pull a lot of dirt from the floor area I had previously cleaned! Whee!

The investment of this high-end vaccuum was at least in part because of all the respiratory problems the household is dealing with. Coug'r has been diagnosed with the beginnings of walking pneumonia, Ana was told her coughing was bronchiospasms to allergens, I've been dealing with a sinus infection for the past week, and even Wolf has been battling sinus congestion. This house is just too big, filled with too much stuff, and not cleaned thoroughly or often: dust isn't just a nuissance, it's a health hazard. And the high ceilings of the main floor show signs of cleaning-neglect in the cobwebbed corners and the dust-darkened edges of the ceiling fans. I've not felt confident with my foot to risk the necessary ladder-work to clean the kitchen ceiling and high shelves, and nobody else seems to make an effort. I'm glad I just found some dust-masks as I expect I'll be using them shortly in an attempt to make my breathing easier. There's nothing like having the asthmatic do all the dangerous-respiratory cleaning, eh?

But my coug'r understands enough to help out, and while I'm unemployed I might as well work on the house. Having the guests over tonight is a reminder of why I'd like to seriously clean and organize this house -- I'm a social creature, and our house is big enough to be a gathering point if it wasn't so cluttered.

Current Mood: hopeful hopeful
Current Music: ...the ringing in my ears...

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dingotush From: dingotush Date: March 16th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
We've got a Dyson, and they are very good at helping with getting dust and allergens out of the house, especially if you only clean intermittantly. Certainly helps with my sinus and breathing issues. Its worth giving seating/bedding a once over occasionally too.

However, there are some things, notably plaster dust, that can get right though all the filters even though a lot is trapped. If anyone is working with plaster or similar (builders or fursuiters!) its worth cleaning the filter that is supposed to last six months every couple of weeks. The final "lifetime" HEPA filter (if your model has that one) can also stand being changed every couple of years. It probably would last a lifetime in a normal household.

Hope you all reap the benefits of the new cleaner!

wingywoof From: wingywoof Date: March 16th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you have central air, look into what filters might help. They have affordable ones that catch junk as small as 3 angstroms these days, you just have to trade them out sooner.
khromat From: khromat Date: March 16th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, we do and don't. The first floor has central air, and we do change the filters, but the second and third floors do not have central air. Also, the stairwell is open to all three floors, so airflow gets a little wierd.
susandeer From: susandeer Date: March 16th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Folks, when she says that cartoon short was a scream, she means it! Literally!
beoweasel From: beoweasel Date: March 17th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
That cartoon short drove me mad...

But other than that, I loved The Incredibles, Mister Incredible was my favorite character
darklilith69 From: darklilith69 Date: March 17th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)


Sounds like you had fun watching the Incredibles! We'll be doing the same this weekend. :)

I'm sorry about all the respiratory distress. I just got out of a five day stay in the hospital with pneumonia, myself. I've NEVER had pneumonia. Being asthmatic, I've been extremely careful to avoid it but somehow, WHAM! Icky icky icky. And it messed up my blood pressure something awful. Hopefully things will even out in a week or so. And hopefully things will at least not get any worse for you!

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