Here's some of the things we did:
MOTHS: There seems to be a moth infestation. (It might be worth looking into getting a pest company to come and spray in the cracks. There is a product called CY-Kicks that can be sprayed indoors inside cracks and crevices with a time-released encapsulated formula. The main room we noticed the moths was the room with the crib. They were swarming all around the light and when I shook the valance over the window, dozens and dozens flew out. We actually zapped at least 80 moths during our stay. See Bug Zapper below.
BUG ZAPPER: We brought a Bug Zapper from home and decided to leave it at the cabin because we used it every day!!! It looks kind of like a small tennis racket. We got moths, flies, and even spiders dropping from the ceiling. It makes a zap noise and it was really fun and handy to use!
Kurt zapping bugs while watering the lawn. LOL
DISH DRAINER: We bought two dish drainers at the Wal-Mart in Park City. We figured they could be returned if they didn’t work or fit right. One of them seems to be perfect. It is 17 x 13 and is self-contained with no drainboard needed. (Any bigger wouldn’t fit.) The front “legs” fit over the edge of the sink perfectly and the water drains out of the front “legs.” It is a pretty cool design. It worked great for us. The silverware holder is about twice as big as the previous dishrack. We have a large family like Kent. It would be very hard to dry ALL the dishes by air in the dishrack. We usually have a few family members dry as we wash after a big meal. IF “you” (whoever makes final decisions) doesn’t like the new dishrack, I have left the old one on the coal stove instead of getting rid of it.
DIGITAL CLOCK: We contributed a digital clock next to the radio/CD player in the kitchen. It is plug-in with battery backup. It shows the time, temp, and humidity. The right top button dims or turns off the display. It has 2 USB plugs in the front for charging cell phones. It is a slim design and nice to have a clock on this side of the kitchen!
SWIFTER WET JET: A Swifter Wet Jet is a very efficient and much easier way to clean the kitchen floor. I'm going to say it is probably a cleaner way than dipping a dirty mop in dirty Pine Sol water. The cleaning solution is safe for all floor types. (except finished or waxed wood.) I looked for “instructions” in the cabin noteboks on cleaning the kitchen floor and didn’t see any. With the Swifter Wet Jet, you sweep or vacuum the kitchen floor first and then just spray and swift away the dirt with the Wet Jet. The dirt gets trapped underneath the disposable cleaning pads (kind of like how a baby diaper. works) The dirty pad gets thrown away. Additional pads and cleaning solution are on the top shelf of the broom closet.
The Swifter did a good job mopping up the dirt!
COBWEBS: I imagine they appear frequently and from and between one visitor to the next.
Todd went through every room of the cabin and got rid of any cobweb he could see. But, I have a feeling there will be cobwebs for the next family. I guess we all just need to get rid of them (with the nifty cobweb duster in broom closet) when we see them.
*Remove "Lounge Chair" from upstairs middle bedroom and make better use of that space.
Friday, September 16, 2016