Monday, May 22, 2006

Victoria Day

Today is Victoria Day in Canada. Do I know what it's about? Nope. I just know that Master has off work today. And I wished I had off work today.

My weekend was fairly unexciting. I discovered that my apartment is even cheaper than I thought. I have 2 ceiling fans in my apt., one in my bedroom and one in the kitchen. I used to keep the both on constantly because my apt. tends to get stuffy easily, at least to me. I've since turned off the kitchen one because it just started humming so loudly that I couldn't stand it. That's when I noticed that the top of the fan blades were so dirty that they looked black (the fan being white)! Now, I get up on a chair and clean the fan blades of both fans as best I can at least once a year. So, I decided I needed to actually take the fan blades down from the fan so I could really clean them so that the tops wouldn't be black any more. Knowing apt. mgmt., they'd probably take a chunk out of my deposit because of someone having to clean those.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon I take my folding chair over there and unscrew one of the fan blades from the middle. I almost said an expletive as I looked at the supposedly black top of the fan blade. It's not black with dirt. The cheap pieces of crap didn't paint the top of the fan blade! It's a gray wood grain looking thing, so from six feet back, it looks like it's black with dirt!

I went ahead and really cleaned it since I had it down and I can clean it a lot easier that way. The tricky part was getting it screwed back in. That was one of those times when I wish I had someone else around. You know, to hold the fan blade while I put the screws back in. Or to call 911 if I fell off the folding chair.

So, knowing now that the fan blades aren't half as disgusting as I thought they were, I only cleaned that one this weekend. I'll clean the others over the next few weekends, since they can still use a good cleaning. So keep your fingers crossed that nothing bad happens while I'm standing on a folding chair in a narrow kitchen holding a screwdriver.

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Blogger Prismiad said...

Victoria day is, or was Queen Victoria's birthday. Why do we get a day off for this? I dunno, too bad we don't get one for every old King or Queens birthday! Nice that her birthday is somehow always on a monday though.

DON'T clean the other fan blades, we can do that on August the 12th or 13th, when you do have someone else there.

May 22, 2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Did I dramatize it too much, talking about the folding chair and screwdriver? lol

i love You, Master. ;)

May 22, 2006 1:43 PM  
Blogger Master said...

Victoria day is, or was Queen Victoria's birthday. Why do we get a day off for this? I dunno, too bad we don't get one for every old King or Queens birthday! Nice that her birthday is somehow always on a monday though.

DON'T clean the other fan blades, we can do that on August the 12th or 13th, when you do have someone else there.

December 11, 2007 1:08 PM  

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