Saturday, September 8, 2012


in which our plucky heroine moves forward in reversing environmental degradation...

That is to say, Acorn Cottage has fallen into a rather slatternly state of being, since for months and months, our plucky heroine was too convalescent to actually do housework, as per doctors orders, but not too convalescent to simply stay in bed and do nothing at all, so there is a mortal lot of MOOP, as well as the gradual detritus that life will deposit in uncleaned houses. Since I am now starting to feel more energetic, this is not a state of being that will continue.

As previously mentioned, UfYH has been very inspiring, and using the 20 minutes on, 10 minutes off model has been a great success:

northwest corner of the kitchen, before...

northwest corner of the kitchen, after.

work-table, before...

work-table, after.

Chest food freezer successfully defrosted for the first time in seven years, thanks to B & K and their multiple coolers. Wow, the freezer weighs almost nothing when it is EMPTY, so I was able to slide it across the kitchen floor and wash the floor underneath! Simple pleasures for simple people...

under the freezer floor, before...

under the freezer floor, after.


  1. Isn't it amazing how nice it feels to have that order and tidiness back? Acorn Cottage says thanks!!

  2. 20 mins on 20 mins off.... why do I like the sound of it? maybe your clean kitchen is inspiring me to get off my a$$ and clean mine as well. I'm going to read about that 20 mins n/off thingie first.