Thursday, February 18, 2010

71. Clean decking

The decking across the back of our garden enjoys growing a lovely black algae over the winter months. It's slippery, and nasty, and a pain to remove. I didn't do it last year, being all pregnant and unable to bend down. The year before, I did it by hand using some sort of deck-cleaner and a scrubbing brush. I took all the skin off my knuckles in the process.

My sister-in-law, Nurse Rachel, asked why I didn't just use a pressure washer. A) I don't have one, and b) I hadn't thought of that. She offered to bring hers (well, her dad's) down next time she visits. However, she's not coming down again until after the 100 days is up.

This item doesn't need doing until then anyway, as we don't tend to use the garden much in the winter months. So I'm shifting this onto list #2. There is a list #2 by the way, and it's growing all the time. And I'm going to be much better at doing it (because I'm not going to overestimate my abilities next time round).

I'm substituting for something nice and frivolous. Read on.


welshblondie28 said...

You can borrow ours when you feel like it, it's not that bad a job with your i-pod on when it's a sunny day in Spring. Definitely one for making you feel all happy and smug.

Beth said...

Oooh lovely thanks! I will definitely take you up on that if Rachel doesn't bring hers down for Jacob's b'day ... cos she said she'd do it too ;)