Dust Bunnies Beware

04 Apr

So I had to sweep the ceiling yesterday. No… really. I did. If you’ll remember an odd little post from back in the day, my house is covered the with decoratively disasterous (and probably asbestos-laden) ceiling popcorn. Not only is it ugly and un-paintable, I found out it catches things. A little while ago, I noticed that we had developed a gray ring in the ceiling in our kitchen around our fan. Apparently as our fan kicked up dust while it spun, that dust would lodge in the ceiling popcorn in a very neat, even spray.

Since I knew we would be having a lot of people over for Sarah and Alan’s birthday party (more on that later), I decided it was time to finally kill that ceiling ring. So I pushed the kitchen table out of the way, stood up on a chair, and took to the ceiling with a damp paper towel.

If I would have thought it all the way through, I probably would have been able to figure out that the weakened, wet paper towel would not have stood up well to the sharp, scratchy ceiling popcorn. Now that I had ugly gray dust and shreds of white paper stuck to the ceiling, I knew it was time for a different tactic. We don’t have a duster — we always just use rags — and so I decided my best option was probably a broom.

It worked. But after the first two strokes I decided that I was none too anxious to be breathing in the lovely gray snow which was drifting all around me to the floor. I remedied the problem with a bandana, and went back to work. About halfway through the job, I realized that I must be quite the sight. Which I was.

The Dust Bunny Bandita

So I am happy to say that the ceiling is now clean. And I am also happy to say that the next time something like that needs to be done — we’re getting a real duster. That’s all there is to it.


Posted by on April 4, 2008 in Life Happens..., Random


6 responses to “Dust Bunnies Beware

  1. brianbeattie

    April 4, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Looks like an Oklahoma Burkha to me. You ain’t done one o’ them thar conversions, have yah?

  2. Amanda Beattie

    April 4, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I thought I looked more like a broom-wielding desperado. “This is a un-stick up! I want everything that is currently stuck on the ceiling to get down! Now! That means you, fuzzy!”

  3. xristosdomini

    April 5, 2008 at 2:59 am

    ROFLOL…. my sister… the dust-bunny terrorist.

    you are officially a Cleanliness Fundamentalist!

    I must amdit… the first thing in my dead was “Dustbin-Laden”

  4. Amanda Beattie

    April 5, 2008 at 5:37 am

    The first thing in your what? 😛

  5. Dorean Beattie

    April 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I like the look of something that appears to be fear in your eyes… Maybe it’s dismay… Hard to tell… Glad to see you found a use for the hat we got you in Oregon!

    And poor Adam… Has things in his dead… Must be sad… 😉

  6. xristosdomini

    April 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Pardon my dyslexic fingers……. H-E-A-D


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