Sticky

June 7, 2007

Got up this morning ready to face a new day (including the mounds of laundry) only to discover that the floors need to be mopped again. When I walked into the kitchen, I was greeted by stickiness. The floor I mopped yesterday is sticky and full of prints. It made me wonder "is it better to have a sticky, clean floor or a crusty one?". Very frustrating. I mopped it with vinegar and water followed by the spray recommended by the floor guy. I don't usually do both at the same time so I guess the combo was a bad decision. Adam has been teasing me about my recent attempts to clean our house using more "green" less toxic products. When he walks into the house, he asks what I am pickling because many of the recipes from "Clean House, Clean Planet" call for vinegar. Some scented oils are on my list to disguise the vinegar smell. But back to the topic of toxic stuff, I can't get over the huge number of poison trucks (that's what Noah and I call them) that seem to be on every corner of every street. Poison for the grass. Poison for the house. When we take neighborhood walks, I am always having to warn Noah to stay away from the yards with those lovely little signs proudly announcing their yard was sprayed with poisons today. Is this happening every where in the States or just in Florida? I don't remember seeing these lovely toxic vehicles in such huge numbers before living overseas. And I am now starting to develop a fear of having a collision with one of these poison trucks...not a pretty image and considering our luck with the local drivers it is a scary possibility. Ok enough ranting.
Mom said...

I do not see many of those lawn trucks out here in our part of CA. While I do see some pest control trucks my guess is that they are more "planet" and conservation oriented out here!

The Solley Five said...

now that you mention it..our friends who just moved up from florida can't believe all the bugs here. the mom said she didn't get ONE mosquito bite in Jacksonville last summer and she said she thought they were really heavy on the pesticides in Fla. (she's pretty green herself). I clean EVERYTHING with vinegar- it's wonderful!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

I don't see any of those trucks here in Oregon...interesting. I wouldn't like seeing those in my neighborhood either! Good for you on the cleaning products! Have you ever tried the Mrs. Meyer's stuff? We like the geranium countertop spray, it smells really good.

plumm said...

Well, We are out here in "green" northern California and are surrounded by neighbors who pay people to poison them. It freaks me out! And, bonus, all of the bugs are over here at out place. So now we have more bugs and I am afraid to let my kids play near our fences.

I think it is so incredibly egotistical to kill all the bugs on ones little plot of land. I can't understand how it is legal.

Sherry said...

Oh yes! Every neighbor in our development gets their yards sprayed every other month. It is really crazy when you think about it...good point:)

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