Weekly Weather: Dust Storm


“Cough, cough, cough!”

“You sound like you have caught a cold.

“It’s the dust outside, I can hardly breathe. What are you doing?”

“I am cleaning the blinds.”

“I thought you wasn’t going to do it this year because next year we will be having new blinds: cough, cough.”

“That was the idea, but I cannot wait almost two years to clean the blinds. That means 2 years of pollen, 2 years of dust settlements  and two years of dirt from the rain. I can no longer look at the blinds, they are unhygenic and now have a layer of dust on them.”

“But you could be more careful where you remove the dust because of my allergy.”

“This is work, not a surgical operation. Do you expect me to take a duster and gently wipe away the dirt. This is a major cleaning job. Give me the hose.”

“The hose?”

“If you are so allergic to dust then it needs a radical cure.”

“Hey, keep the hose away from me, my hair is now wet.”

“No, you keep away from the hose. I am now showering the blinds with water. This is housework, you know something that men tend to avoid when possible, unless you would like to take over.”

“No, I don’t think so, I don’t know how to do it.”

“You could learn or are you allergic to that as well.”

“No need to be sarcastic. How would you like to suffer from dust in the lungs. I am really allergic.”

“Which allergy do you mean? The back problems when you have to leave the chair after reading the newspaper or the allergy that you get if you have to hand me the vacuum cleaner. Or perhaps it is the allergy from the smoke in the cigarettes ?”

“No need to be sarcastic, my allergy to dust of course.”

“Exactly and that is why I am showering the blinds with water from the hose, to reduce the dust levels. I am now finished.”

“It looks quite good I must say. What are you doing now. I thought you were finished.”

“I am only finished on these two blinds, I still have the third blind to do.”

“Oh, I see.”

“Where are you going?”

“I just remembered I have to go to town. I need to buy some cigarettes.”

“Oh he has already gone. And I had a shopping list of stuff he could have brought back with him.”

Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

9 thoughts on “Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

  1. My blinds re-dirty themselves in seconds after dusting. I think there’s some kind of static electric charge in them that grabs crud out of the air and attaches it to the slats. It’s easier to replace them than clean them.


    • I can shower mine down with the hose from outside, being ground level which is no problem. They are modern blinds and do not really need any hard scrubbing. Next year we are getting new blinds so I hope they will also be easy to clean.


  2. Love this! I hate blind cleaning and can not take a hose to them unless I take them off the wall and outside to spray. I try to take a damp cloth and go over them every few weeks and that keeps them presentable.

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    • Our blinds are built into the appartment and are outside. We cannot take them out, but being ground floor I can hose them down. Those on the other floors have to do it by hand with a cloth. Next year we are all getting new blinds, so I will not have to bother with the job.

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