Hello everyone on this very beautiful early spring day! I’m not saying that spring is early. Just that it’s early in the spring. Actually I’m not so sure that spring has really arrived just yet, but it is very nice, the snow is melting for the second day, and it didn’t even freeze overnight. Not bad. It’s possible to see a difference in the snow level too.
Although that might be hopefulness on my part. But there is a difference in some areas. There is lots of water around. So nice to see after such a long winter.
Isn’t quite finished yet however. Another snowstorm is on the way tonight and tomorrow. Sigh. I know it will stop at some point. But when? I’m really looking forward to seeing green outside again. And warm weather. And Muffin. Hey, where did she come from? She likes attention sometimes. And sometimes those sometimes are odd times sometimes. Sometimes anyway. Poor Muffin. It’s spring. She knows it’s warmer outside. She wants that door open. She likes to sit by the screen door and sniff that fresh air. I don’t blame her for that. But…it’s still a bit too cool to have that door open. She doesn’t understand that. Poor Steve. Muffin doesn’t believe me.
And she looks at my feet. I don’t like the way she looks at my feet. If you have been reading my blog for a while you already know what that means. If not, well, it isn’t pleasant. It means me running for the bandages. Or make sure I have my slippers on. But they don’t protect my ankles. Sigh. Early spring can be dangerous.
Time is here again. Sort of. I decided to attack that old kitchen cabinet I have. It sits about 4 inches off the floor. And that means it can get a bit dusty underneath. It’s also a good place for those huge spiders to live. I don’t like spiders. But there is normal spiders. And there is these huge monster spiders that are big enough to carry a mouse away. They are even too fast for Muffin to catch. I’m talking spiders that are 4 inches across, or more. That is just too big for me. So spring cleaning needs to start early so these creatures won’t be active. Hopefully.
I don’t want to just put my hand under there. However, I can’t see under there neither. Unless I lay flat on the floor and look. I don’t really like that idea neither. Coming face to face with something like that is not what I want to do. Especially since I can’t get up fast enough. Of course, in a situation like that I just might be able to. Sigh.
Down I go…
With undoubtedly a look of terror on my face. I had to move a few things so I would have enough room. I had my nice bright flashlight ready. There I am, on the floor. I move carefully over closer to the cabinet. Flashlight on. Large stick ready. Rats. Forgot my cleaning supplies. I get up. Get supplies. Down again. Flashlight on. What a scary mess. I couldn’t see any spiders. But I couldn’t see the whole area under there. Oh well, here goes. AAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Muffin just climbed up onto my back. That wasn’t nice. I was nervous enough. She is sitting on my back. She seems to like doing that when I’m on the floor. I put my hand under, reaching all the way. Just dust. Thankfully. Muffin is lying down. I can’t get up. With my back this is not a good position to be in. And I can’t reach Muffin to push her off.
Must have gotten bored. She left voluntarily. Amazing. Now, however, I am getting rather sore lying down here. Which didn’t make it any easier getting up. Sigh. Whack. My head. How did I do that? Well, it’s easy for me I guess.
That’s enough for day 1. Next comes the hard room. My bedroom. Especially cleaning under the bed. My bedroom is rather small. And very full. Not exactly a lot of space to move around. But I have to get it done this month. Before spider season. Sigh.
Well, I hope you all enjoy the next few days and I hope there is no snow in your forecast. So, good bye for now and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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