Saturday, September 7, 2013

Post-Guest Blues

Having guests for a week was fun even though they gave me their cold and I had to work two days.  It was great motivation to get the living room cleaned up so now the house looks much better.  I need to continue this organizational spree and do some serious purging.  For example, I have a big, old TV in the living room without a remote control.  So far, I have not found a use for it.  Without the remote, I have no way of changing it to AV mode so that I can play DVD's.  Researching the problem on the internet has given me a few ideas to try.  I have already tried a universal remote but that didn't change the mode, it only changed the channels.  I can try to find a place that sells replacement remotes for that TV.  I also read that a VCR might automatically switch the TV to AV mode.  It didn't work with a DVD player but I do have a VCR so I will try that.  If that doesn't work, it is time to put it on freecycle because it is just taking up space.

Today I did laundry and picked up all the toys that had been spread all over the house.  The dogs enjoyed being able to roam free again.  I miss my guests but it is always good that they leave before I really want them to leave.  Next time, I hope the weather is nicer.  It was hot and humid and my evaporative cooler could not keep up with so many people in the house.  Tomorrow I need to clean up the yard.  Pool toys, sand toys, and empty bubble containers are littering my porch.  Time to clean it up and move on to my next project.


OdishaHaal said...
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Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

I have never thought of it like that but yes, nice if they go leaving you wanting more instead of glad to see the back of them. Its been a while since it was just you in the house, takes a bit of getting used to.

Daizy said...

I love having the house to myself but I have to be careful because I get so lazy when no one is around. Having guests is very motivating! No lying on the couch and eating ice cream all day in front of the TV.