I made a list and we all got to work. I take the bathrooms--kids don't want to clean those and I don't mind.
The stairways are vacuumed, the furniture dusted to the extent it is going to be.
Martin came last week and took care of the leaves in the yard. We used to do this ourselves, rake and bag, and we still could. We have a crew and plenty of rakes, but no way to dispose of them. The garbage company no longer takes millions of leaves.
Thank goodness for people who do this efficiently and take away the leaves.
I washed the kitchen floor twice and put on two coats of wax, looking clean and shiny.
Ugh. But whatever, moving on from that problem.
I will vacuum a couple more times and then get on with putting butter in the butter dishes. We filled the salt and pepper shakers tonight.
Maria brought this from Florida a couple years ago, ready for the day: