I know this is a little off topic, but I'm wondering if I'm the only one going nuts and can't keep up with anything in the house. It looks like my car is a trash can and my house is a dumpster. I refuse to cook in a dirty kitchen, so that is a real problem and my husband loves these "meals" his mother used to make. I swear I don't know where she learned to cook (I never got to meet her) but man these things STINK!!! He's big into the smoked ham hocks and collard greens or corned beef with cabbage just to name a few. They usually get cooked outside because I can't even stand to smell them at all. We don't fry in the house either, but he does love fried food and he'll just have to get over it while it's so cold!!
I guess it shows that I have a reall issue with bad smells. I am a big fan of the Bath and Body plug ins, the Arora Candle warmers and the plain old candles (where they are very safe), but NOTHING can kill the smell of these foods lately. I can't even stand to be in the house with it. Yuck!!! Covering it up is worse than not and opening the doors and windows is not possible.
Naturally, today...the only day there is no "old time" stinky food, my daughter BURNS some eggs in the pan. She forgot to turn on the rangehood vent and now the whole house STINKS of really burnt eggs, has trash in every room, has things in the walkway, gets a bookbag unloaded in the floor everyday, has clothes everywhere, has dirty dishes in the sink, has a whole room (usually my "junk" room) overtaken with new apppliances (fridge/range/rangehood/
dishwasher/vanity/sink/faucets....you name it) for the new addition. The weather has been too cold to pour any more concrete, so the yard is full of boards, old blocks, chipped bricks, tarps, and Lord knows what else. It's like coming in to a war zone and I hate it!!!!!
I really want to try and get it clean and all the clothes put away neatly for a day or two before it explodes again. I only have a few hours each day this week because my daughter's school lets out at 12:15 every day and then my nephew will arrive at about 4:00 on the bus from his school.
To top it off, the painter who did my house recently dripped and speckled paint all over my dark SUV and now I have to make arrangements to pay over 200.00 to have it sanded and a special sealant/wax put on to remove the damage. Until then, it looks like a paint can got sick on my car. Naturally he wasn't bonded and isn't going to pay to have it fixed.