There hasn't been much of a rainy season for the last few years and instead of rain what I am usually dealing with is dirt. As I previously discussed the afternoon winds blow the hot air out of the canyon making the evenings nice and cool. It also creates dirt clouds whipping through the ranch. I no longer open the windows on west side of my cottage (except in the mornings when the air is calm) but I still have to clean the blinds EVERY weekend! And with 12 windows and 11 blinds this does not make me a happy camper. If I had to do it again I would invest in windows with built-in blinds (the blinds are encased between 2 layers of glass, therefore never need to be cleaned). Whoever designed them was a genius!
The consensus among my fellow full-timers is that I must "let it go". Dust is a fact of life in this style of living. Unless, I want to spend time every day just dusting and cleaning blinds. So, if you come by for a visit know, there will be dust.
|This is a picture of the "dirty thirties".|
OK, not as much as this, but close!
My new mantra: I will embrace my new dusty lifestyle and suppress my urge to constantly try to eliminate it.