Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Everything that blooms in spring is blooming at the same time. Nothing is taking turns as is more normal. The forsythia, magnolias, cherrys, red buds, daffodils, tulips are all coming at once. They are not in sequence at all.
Plus lots of rain lately which makes for interesting dog prints everywhere.
Spring must be on the way, tonight we set our clocks ahead one hour (ugh) and the coming days will see temperatures in the 50's. With that in mind the newspapers and local tv news programs cue their stories on spring cleaning. They always do this, it's as predictable as the seasons.
Dale was telling me yesterday that he noticed a window he was sitting next to was really dirty and he decided to clean it. Shocker! But it didn't go well, all he ended up with was streaks and cloudy spots. As I pondered this, I came to the conclusion that the glass was probably too cold to clean well, either that or he just isn't used to the elbow grease that window washing takes.
I'll stick with cold and the use of windex. Last year I came across a recipe for cleaning windows and it did the best job I've ever experienced. If I'd known Dale was going to try his hand at this job, I'd have given him the procedure.
If you're interested here is the absolute best window cleaner recipe.
Combine in a spray bottle and shake well:
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 cups warm water
Spray this on and wipe off with a squeegee, then take away any excess with a microfiber cloth. It's so easy on the arms and hands and the end result is amazing.