Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Two Minutes

For a couple of months, I groused about dusting an elaborate 1895 knick-knack shelf every time I walked past it. The English National Trust housekeeping manual recommends delaying dusting until one is rested and motivated. When I finally emptied the shelves and set out a vacuum cleaner and a photographer's equipment dusting brush, that resembles a shaving brush on steroids, dusting the what-not took two minutes.

The piece is a twentieth century housekeeping nightmare, but a nineteenth century small space whiz at storing necessities. Aping a carpenter, I get the vacuum going to collect dust with one hand while I raise it with the other -30-

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