You know you have cabin fever when

The thermometer says 16 below 0 F when you wake up and you discard any plans of playing outside. What to do? I know. It’s time to clean the grout between the tiles.

It started off with a sort of spousal challenge. In any relationship, one party has a lower tolerance for mess. In our house, that someone is Tim. I pride myself on cleanliness but may have piles of stuff – clothes for future donation, things to sell on ebay, wool for future projects – lying around.

It drives Tim crazy, especially because I request they remain in place. So we made a deal. He vacuums and tidies and I scrub. And scrub I did today.

It began innocently enough in the bathroom; first the shower, then the toilet and then…the grout between the tiles. I was off.

Once I tackled the bathroom, I headed towards the kitchen. Apparently, I’m not so clean. The grout was black! Yuch!


I made short work of it with Oxy Clean, a little scrub brush and lots of elbow grease.


Now even though it’s below zero, I wear my sunglasses at night ! I’m compulsive enough that the little dark spot is history.


3 comments to You know you have cabin fever when

  1. Tim says:

    I’m very upset! I thought it was black grout!

  2. Sonya Faiella says:

    I, too, have a penchant for piles. My husband feels Tim’s pain.

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