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Remember...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath





"A house becomes a home when you can write

"I love you" on the furniture."



I can't tell you how many countless hours

that I have spent CLEANING!


I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend

making sure things were just perfect --

"in case someone came over."

Then I realized one day that no-one came over;

they were all out living life and having fun!



Now, when people visit, I find no need to

explain the "condition" of my home.

They are more interested in hearing about

the things I've been doing while I was

away living life and having fun.

If you haven't figured this out yet,

please heed this advice.


Life is short. Enjoy it!

Dust if you must,

but wouldn't it be better to

paint a picture or write a letter,

bake a cake or plant a seed,

ponder the difference between want and need?


Dust if you must, but there's not much time,

with rivers to swim and mountains to climb,

music to hear and books to read,

friends to cherish and life to lead.




Dust if you must, but the world's out there, with the sun in your eyes,

the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.

This day will not come around again.


Dust if you must, but bear in mind,

old age will come and it's not kind.

And when you go -- and go you must --

you, yourself will make more dust! :D


Forget the dusting, go and watch the chickens!

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Quentin Crisp said that after the first 4 years the dust never looks any different :D


I follow this school of thought :D:shock::D I don't dust, and was quite disappointed to find when I bought one of those magic feather duster type things, that it doesn't dust all on its own, you have to hold it :roll:


Now of course, I blame the chickens for my lack of house hygene :lol:

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Umm......... why not? :wink::lol: - we have some very stony ground and I pay them per bucket of stones collected :D


How much? We pay for Alexander running errands to my parent's house down the road. It's amazing what an offer of money can do to his enthusiasm. :D

We pay £1 each time, & he doesn't have to do it very often. He gets £5 a month pocket money from us, £1 a week out of my mum's pension & my dad buys him The Beano every week. Not bad for a 10 year old. His dad is the fourth child in his family, & likes to recount how he used to have two daily newspaper rounds, & had to walk the dogs before & after school.... :boohoo:

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You don;t fancy sending them up to the Balamory House do you Lesley? Half our stones are spread over the road, thanks to a couple of nightmare neighbours whose sons used to spend their nights chucking our stones around the street, before we moved in!

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