Washing Windows In the Rain

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Home Stager with Innovative Artistry

I had a few neighbors taking notice of me washing the windows in the rain today.  Before you think I am completely off my rocker, it wasn't raining when I started & it was mostly a light drizzle.  In South Florida, especially in the tropical season, it can be sunny one minute & raining the next.  My thought was I was bound to get wet anyway.  Life can not stop because you are afraid of a little rain.  It can even rain on one block & not the next (in our neighborhood).

I had a check list for my parents that I have been working diligently on, and this was on the list.  My Mom was so excited, as she is just not up to it anymore, nor is my Dad. My Dad was amazed that it is getting done.  Usually I may have considered hiring it out, but my parents are a bit from the old school (so am I to a great degree).  I so do respect that work ethic & hard work.  I really wanted to do this list for them.  My Dad would have felt bad if I had called someone.  They still want to be able to keep up these things.  It is a different feeling to him, if I am doing it for him as a gift, than if I have to pay someone to do it & he couldn't.  This way they are still managing their home.  I am not sure that makes sense, but that is the best way I can try to describe it.  It made me feel good to do something special for them as well.  A feeling inside without a price tag.

Anyway, as I don't even always do my own windows myself, I had set my mind to the experience.  I started with their main rooms. It immediately got a glow on their faces, that made the whole experience worthwhile to see them both.   I had to warn them not to walk through the sliding glass doors now.  We placed my Mom's "Packers" football up in the middle, for them to see as a reminder, on the way out the door. 

Both were excited & I had wished I had been able to work it into the list sooner!  I made a vow that I would make more time to keep more things current for them on those things that challenge them now physically, & balance that time, so they can have things kept more to their liking & my wishes for them. 

When it started to rain, I could tell it stressed my Dad.  I said to him, "Dad, what better time to do it than in the rain, as you are going to get wet anyway".  "It is cooler."  "The Rain helps me rinse".  It was all good & it was really very peaceful washing those windows in the rain.  It was great to see the result.  I decided that washing windows in the rain, is a bit like blogging.  You have to pay attention to detail, get in & out of all the parts, check, check & re-check.  :)  It was also kind of like when you were a kid & getting to play in the rain "&" with the hose.

In each project, it has been so great to see the look on my parents faces.  I had set aside today for them & it was so worth it!  I know I should have a photo of them here, but my Mom had a pajama day today with the weather.  One of the things she enjoys now that she has retired "twice".  It was one of those paying it forward kind of days that just felt GREAT!!!

Window Wizard WashingNight, Pam

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Pam, it was certainly nice of you to do this for your parents!  Let's hope the raindrops didn't mess up the shiny and clean windows right away! 

Aug 30, 2011 04:05 PM #1
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Hi Pam, What a good daughter you are. As long as it was just drizzly, it was probably fun. I am sure your parents really appreciate what a great girl you have grown up to be. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 30, 2011 04:07 PM #2
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Pam Hills
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Dear Sylvia ~ Yes, just a drizzle & no lightening.  It was really kind of fun.  No, I don't think the rain was hard enough to mess them up yet anyway...we will see a storm or two later.  Regardless, it was the smile on their faces.  The Windex version you spray helps also, as it is virtually streak free :)!  Thank you for visiting :)

Dear Kristin ~  It was FUN!!  Silly, I know, but it is wasn't about me, it was & is about them.  It is because of them that I am me (lol), not to get too philosophical...  It was a great time!!  My Dad fixed cheeseburgers afterward.  Thanks for taking the time to read & the visit.

Aug 30, 2011 04:16 PM #3
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Pam, me thinks your are an angel sent to Earth to make all mankind feel better. How completely sweet and lovely of you. Your parents are fortunate. I am sure that it a mutually sweet relationship with so much appreciation and understanding in the relationship. Your day in the rain sounded wonderful. Nature's rain at times is a true blessing. I have a feeling that was the day!

Aug 30, 2011 04:35 PM #4
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There is not much I won't do in the rain (well, except paint..it doesn't work very well) LOL... congrats on getting the job done.

Aug 30, 2011 04:37 PM #5
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Hi Pam,
I'm glad you were able to help out your parents. They must feel special to have such a caring daughter like you. I love your perspective on washing windows in rain. Your right you’re going to get wet anyway..... Have a wonderful week!

Aug 30, 2011 04:38 PM #6
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Pam Hills
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Dear Jeanean ~ My parents are sweet, so it is a great relationship & it was a blessing to have the day in the rain!  Very peaceful :)  I don't know about the rest, except you are too sweet!  Hugs & thanks for being here :)

Dear Sheila ~  Well lol, that is true about the paint...not that I haven't thought about it a time or two! You are too funny!!  p.s.  you should just celebrate for the month, you deserve it!!  Thank you :)!

Dear Wandanna ~ Thank you & I know many people that take care with their parents & it is really small by comparison.  It makes me feel good to do for them.  I know silly huh about the rain, but it was true.  Why worry about getting wet? lol.  Thank you for stopping by & you have a great week also!!

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