Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Let it snow!

We had our second snow of the season this morning.   It's so beautiful!!!

I took these photos from inside, of course.  You don't think I'm going out in that, do you? 

Hey-do you see happy camper up there?  Work on the happy camper has been delayed due to a leak and water damage.  Happy camper ain't so happy right now.  :(

Guess what I did the other day?!  No, I didn't make a rug-this is an old picture.  I scrubbed the grout on my kitchen floor. After scrubbing a dried spot of milk on the grout, I noticed how much lighter that spot was, so I just kept scrubbing.  I ended up just using dish soap and a scrub brush.  Can you say filthy???(Above photo-before.)
(After.)  It's really hard to tell from the different lighting in these photos, but the grout WAS a dark brown, but NOW it's a grey cement color.  It looks so much better now, I think, because there is less contrast.  I honestly had forgotten what color it was originally.  I knew it had gotten darker, but I thought it was 'stained' and aged-oopsy!   Quite a few years ago I stopped hand scrubbing it, and now I just use a Mr. Clean mop that has a washable cloth.  I guess maybe that's when the grout started changing colors. 

Even my daughter noticed the difference, and that's saying something!

Clean grout-it's so exciting!!!

Have a good day!


Anonymous said...

You have such a nice view! You are going to need to sit back, and relax! That is some hard work..We put down a laminate floor in my kitchen..It is AWESOME! I was worried about the same grout issue and I am not a fan of scrubbing on my hands and knees:) It does look great though:)

Grateful4Crochet said...

That snow looks amazing- I am super envious!!!
It is ridiculously hot here

Dawnie said...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful and since we've no place to go, scrub the grout, scrub the grout, scrub the grout. Your grout looks great. Maybe I need to splatter milk, is that the key? You are laughing, aren't you. Keep snowing. We still haven't made it to school in 2012 yet, maybe tomorrow?

Rhonda said...

Now I feel like scrubbing my grout! Maybe tomorrow. . . I went grocery shopping today and I'm tired. Can you say "old"? We got some snow here too and it is COLD!

Holly C. said...

I get sooooo tired grocery shopping too! I HATE it!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You deserve a pat on the back on a job well done. I cleaned out a spice cupboard last night. Woohoo!