Yesterday afternoon I had to take care of two items on my “to-do” list. One was actually mine and the other was a request from my wife. I decided to take care of mine first. C’mon Max, hop into the bath!
Max’s feet get pretty dirty after his daily runs at the dog park. It’s not from just one day, but a build up from a week or two of running around in that dust bowl. Every couple of weeks it’s time to wash all that crap from his feet and yesterday was that day. The nice thing about it is, Max actually doesn’t mind. That makes things a whole lot easier. He’ll follow me into the bathroom and when I pull back the shower curtain, he hops right into the tub without even being asked. Not every dog I’ve had has been that cooperative. After that was done, it was time to move on and take care of the job my wife wanted done. It still involved cleaning, just not on the inside of the house. It was time to clean the outside windows.
Everybody knows the line, “I don’t do windows.” Well, when my wife asks, I do windows. I didn’t mind. It was a beautiful afternoon. She actually wanted me to get out there with the Windex, but I figured a good hosing should take care of the problem. So, while Max watched what I was doing from the inside of the house, I was happily hosing things down from the outside. I was feeling quite proud of myself while I was rolling the hose back up.
After I got back into the house and had a look outside I thought to myself that I could have done a better job. So, downstairs I went to grab the step ladder before grabbing a roll of paper towels and the bottle of Windex. If I’d have listened to my wife I would have been done already. Back outside I went. Max must have been thing to himself, “Hey you idiot, you just did that!”
When my wife got home from work, the first thing she said to me was “The windows look wonderful.” That was all that mattered.
Clean feet on the dog and clean windows. A “to-do” list successfully completed.