We've been busy with late summer activities around home - freezing, canning, and the like.
We were thrilled when B came home Thursday with a canoe strapped to his pick up. (You gotta love Craigslist.) This means that miss P can go out on the water with us! The three of us tried it out yesterday morning.
I was fascinated with the reflections of the clouds in the still water.
I took lots of pictures; it's good to do that every once in a while.
It was a fun morning outing and made returning to a kitchen table full of tomatoes to process a bit easier.
We may go out again tomorrow morning!
Also, I thought I should share with you something else that is making my home chores a little more tolerable. Earlier in the summer my twenty something year old vacuum cleaner croaked. It had already been repaired several times by B and there was just no saving it this time. So, I got a NEW vacuum, a Sebo K2 Canister Vacuum . It was pricey but oh, so worth it. I just love using it. Miss P likes it because it is QUIET and has a telescoping wand that she can adjust to her height. She likes to vacuum with it and use the dusting wand. I like that it is light weight and the exhaust comes out through a filter band around the whole vacuum and not from one single spot. This is especially nice when using the vacuum on the stairs because it doesn't blow the dust that you haven't gotten to yet. It also meets HEPA standards which is nice for the asthmatics in the house. My neighbor has the big sister to this model which has an attachment for cleaning carpets. She had given me a demo of her new vacuum about a week before mine died. I was glad she had told me about her vacuum so I thought I should share with you. Yeah, we like them THAT much.
How are you making your chores more fun or easier to manage?