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Spring cleaning

I believe it was my cross-town neighbor cactuswatcher who said that the Phoenix area has two Springs. One comes after Winter, the other comes after Summer. Twice a year, people come out of hibernation to open their doors once more to let the fresh air in. Things get planted and existing trees and shrubs blossom.

For the past couple weeks, I have been on a cleaning kick in the hope that I could really, finally have an allergen-free house. I loved my kitties very much, and I don't think there is anyone on my flist who doubts it, but let's face it: cats are rather filthy, especially older cats with health problems. And one way I have dealt with their loss is to keep myself busy. This time around, "busy" has included vacuuming and scrubbing my house from top to bottom. I haven't had a cat-free house in eighteen years, and I want to see if it makes a difference with my allergies.

I remember a time when I didn't have allergies the way I do now. I often site my year in Davis, CA as the approximate date the allergies really started to bother me. I always sort of blamed it on the rural location of that town, but, you know, I moved away. That should have fixed it. It only occurred to me recently that Davis is also where I lived when I got my kitty Laren.

Maybe this is all futile given the pollen in the air right now, but I still have this hope that cleaning out the cat hair, dander, and dust will somehow make me not quite so Kleenex-dependent.



Oct. 28th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
LOL. I blew out the electricity here at work with a space heater. The air conditioning in this office is glacial.