Today we're focusing on cleaning the white-washed hardwood floors, but first we remake RvH's bed. LL has introduced me to the best bedskirt pins from Carol Wright Gifts (set of 8 for $4.99) and RvH's bedskirt billows like Marilyn Monroe's white dress in The Seven Year Itch. It's a synthetic material and prone to static cling. We secure the dust ruffle directly to the box spring upholstery, and voilà! C'est fine.
We end up dusting and Windexing a bit, polishing up what she'd already begun. Her home is looking quite spiffy. Using my fantastic Bona mop, the floor takes just minutes and looks great. A clean, satin-like finish. We use the rubbing alcohol trick to remove some black heel marks. Just a few more chores and RvH is ready for her houseguests--it's the 50th reunion or her Proviso East high school class and three friends will stay 3 or 4 nights in her lovely home.
I never leave RvH's empty handed--she always has magazines to pass on, and today she offers me a Chico's blouse that no longer fits her newly-svelte body. We don't have time for lunch today as the first group of guests is to arrive soon.
A very good day--some exercise, helping a friend, and some time at home to sew and putter.