Had my first marriage lasted, I would have been celebrating my 43rd Wedding Anniversary today. Looking back on that, I could not see it having lasted anyway, which is why I appreciate everything Hubby and I have now.
My back still hurts, something in common with that first marriage all those years ago, so I have relented and taken one of the mega painkillers prescribed by the doc last time. I’m waiting for it to kick in.
As Hubby walked the dog, I got the hoover out, which is the catalyst for this post (how sad I am you might think, but I don’t mind!).
Ladies (and gents, because Hubby is not afraid of the sucking machine in the cupboard), when you hoover, where do you start?
Is it in the room where you initially plug in and work your way round, or do you have a set routine?
In our second house, Hubby extended the flex for the upright so that we could do the whole house from one socket as it was a pain having to carry everything upstairs! My Mum got round that by having her hoover upstairs and my sister’s downstairs in the utility room. She lived with Sis since 1995 until going into the home in 2017 and did all the housework and cooking.
We live in a bungalow (single storey) which has 2 bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, kitchen and hallway.
Henry ‘lives’ in the boiler cupboard and has a lovely long flex which is usually carried into the kitchen and plugged into an easily accessible socket, leaving the body in the hall.
I always start with the lounge, moving on to the hallway and kitchen, then about face to do the rest of the hall, both bedrooms and finally the bathroom thus completing the circle ready to unplug, wind in and put away.
It takes less than ten minutes to do the whole house, so we usually hoover every day, especially when the dog’s shedding her coat.
Now when Hubby does it, he plugs in at the same socket, but does the bedrooms first, then bathroom, hall, kitchen and finally lounge.
Do you think it could be something to do with the fact that I’m right handed and therefore start on the right, and he’s a lefty which is why he does things in reverse?
Just a thought…………….