Spring is Finally Here!!!!

Spring Always Takes a Long Time to Come The winter of 2016-2017  was one of the mildest in recorded history here in coastal Virginia. We had one snow storm that caused schools to be closed for three days.  Other than that our days come in cold in the morning and moderate to the 40s or 50s toward afternoon.  I always have my…

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How Soap and Detergent Work

Soap May Be the Very First Cleaning Agent Our forefathers made soap beginning hundreds of years ago by combining animal fat or plant oils with an alkaline like lye.  These combine to make a soap molecule.  One end of the molecule is attracted to water and the other end is attracted to things like grease.  So soap takes the soiled area…

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Does Your Granite Countertop Need Refinishing?

Granite is a Gorgeous Surface for Countertops The moment you walked into the house, you knew you would buy it because of the gorgeous granite countertops.  These days, granite is a high end, sought after solution for counters.  It is natural, one of a kind and when well taken care of, it stays looking beautiful forever.  When the technician installs…

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The Laundry Monster Has Invaded My Home! EEK!

Laundry Can Get Away From You (And Me) I HATE doing laundry.  Don’t get me wrong, I know just how to do laundry.  I’m even good at it.  But I HATE it so I put it off…for a really long time.  The key, embarrassing as it is, is owning a lot of underwear!  So today, is finally the day that…

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Air Travel Is Not What It Used To Be

Remember Air Travel in the ’50s and ’60s? I pine for the old days when air travel seemed special.  I remember my first flight.  My parents scrimped and saved so we could take a one week vacation near Miami Beach.  (We couldn’t afford the upscale hotel in Miami Beach).  We discussed with my Mom what we would wear on the plane and we…

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Blinds Require Frequent Cleaning, Here’s How To Do It

Your Blinds Need You! Window treatments represent a very important part of our décor.  We use everything from blinds to shutters to draperies.  They decorate our rooms and provide privacy.  They keep the sun’s rays from damaging our furnishings.  Each of these treatments needs special attention.  Drapes, curtains and valances should be vacuumed regularly with a low suction vac.  Blinds are either…

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