We have a problematic porch. First, it has ratty old carpet on the floor (blue) which has probably been there for decades. Second, we live in an area that gets thick yellow pollen every spring and although I cover all the porch furniture prior to pollen season, the stuff still coats the screens and the rough wooden walls and that hideous old carpet. And finally, we live in the woods and that means . . . . spiders. Spiders, cobwebs, spider eggs. Oh and I didn’t mention the skinks. Somehow the cute little skinks that live in our yard occasionally visit our porch. I’ve never seen one there, but I’ve seen evidence of their visits. Ewww.
Since we had a relatively cool evening tonight, I decided to attack the porch. I just finished. I’m never doing that again! I think I said that last year and the year before, too, and I suppose I’ll end up doing it again the next time the spider eggs take over. I have a lovely housekeeper who comes every two weeks, but she’s too nice for me to lay the porch on her.
So what’s your most horrible domestic task?
Oh, and in the mail today, I received the audio version of my third novel, Secret Lives–an oldie but I promise it’s a goodie. I’ll use my random number generator to pick two of you to receive a copy. Have fun, and I hope my porch story doesn’t give any of you nightmares.
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge. Happy writing!