There’s a better way to manage pests than what has become the marketed and mostly careless chemical norm over recent decades. Natural remedies abound. Last year, I hung up “fake wasp nests” to control the wasp infestation in our home and they worked like a dream.
After the sewer flooded the basement, I couldn’t bring myself to go down there, which meant that Michael had to lug the laundry up and down the two flights of stairs. But even just folding and wearing the clothes wigged me out, so I petitioned for a new laundry room on the second floor in one of the spare bedrooms.
No one can tell you what it’s like to release your first book. You can dream about it and conjure up what you think will happen, but the reality is quite different. It’s like Christmas Day after months of anticipation – and then it’s over in what seems like a moment.
It was a cold, dry January day when I walked down the two flights of stairs to the basement to put a load of laundry in, a trek that was beginning to take its toll. I heard rushing water first, and then looked down to see that the basement was flooded with a good six-inches of brown water.
yoU aRe … the cleaning products you use in your home.
Do young adults leave their homes and go out into the world knowing that bleach mixed with ammonia or vinegar can cause brain damage and even death? Probably not. I didn’t know until a friend informed me when I was in my late 20s. At that point,
I never felt at home in our new-build Victorian that lacked old-style character,