Dust in Time

August 18, 2012

One of the fun parts of remodeling is demolition.  It is fun because you get to smash things, and a couple hours work yields such huge results.  And because you get smash things.

However, if you LIVE in the house while you are demolishing part of it, some of that fun is diminished.  By the dust.  And I really don't know how else to put this.  I HATE IT.  I hate to dust under normal circumstances.  So normally I just pretend the dust isn't there.  But after knocking down a brick wall, or tearing out some lathe and plaster, the layer of dust over everything in my house is so thick my only choice is to break down and clean it.

We finished all the demo a while ago though, thank the heavens.  And now I am back to just having regular amounts of dust on all my furniture and ignoring it like every red-blooded American should.  That is until Richard recently decided he needed to knock a small hole in the brick wall in the living room for the air return.  It is very complicated.  Don't ask.

So he pulled out his air compressor and his little jack hammer attachment and knocked a hole in the wall and got dust all over the place and I dutifully cleaned it up like the dutiful wife I am.  I dusted the whole house and mopped and polished the wood floor in the living room and the room looked great.  A few days later he decided the hole was a little too small so he got out the jack hammer and knocked out some more bricks until the hole was just right.

Awe.  Such a pretty hole in the wall.  I looks like the entrance to an ancient tomb full of junk.

And now everything is covered in dust again, just for me.  Which is great!  Only I really don't want to mop the floor again.  I swept the best I could, but here is the floor after sweeping:

Honestly I'd rather tear the floor out than have to mop it again.

I can't remember now why I am telling you this.  If anyone can think of a reason, please clue me in.

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  1. I hate the dust part too! I'm sitting in my kitchen in a huge ole' pot of mess because we repainted the BIG pantry and I didn't realize how much junk we'd stuffed in there until it came 'unstuffed'. So much to clean and put away before my kitchen is livable again. Sigh. It never really seems to end- there are ALWAYS messy house projects!

  2. You should probably keep the dust because just look how cute those little toe prints are!

  3. Maybe so I'd know I'm not the only one who hates dusting?
    Not that I really thought I was the only one...uh, but thanks still.
    :) I love your hardwood floors...even with their dust!

  4. That Richard just has no appreciation for the depth of your dust-hate! Golly, imagine have to dust and mop more than once a week/month/year. Craziness. No one blames you. Maybe that is why you told us: so we could validate you.

  5. Maybe you are just looking for some good alternatives. Tearing up the floor is one. Have you tried using a vacuum attachment, just where you absolutely have to? Maybe you should search pinterest for creative ideas decorating with dust?

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