Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cleaning up around the RV

Well, there's good news and there's bad news.

The good news is that my shoulder is healed enough that I can now resume doing  some heavy cleaning that's been put off.

The bad news is that now I can resume the heaving cleaning that's been put off. 

The first thing on my list was the grunge collected in the microwave-convection oven.  There does not seem to be a cleaner made for these, so I tackled it the old fashioned way.

First I set a bowl of vinegar in the oven and heated it on high for five minutes, letting the steam build up and coat the sides.

Then I dumped some baking soda in a shallow dish and added just enough water to form a paste.  It's amazing what these two ingredients can perform.

Since the dentist is kind enough to give us these nice toothbrushes every time we visit, I used one of these to get into the nooks and crannies. 

Along with some good old scrubbing with a rag and lots of rinsing it is now shiny clean.

The only problem now is I hate to use it and get it all dirty again.

Thankfully I don't have to do all the cleaning alone.  Gracie is always there to lend a helping paw.  Here she's helping me put away some groceries.

Long Live the Queen 


  1. well, good for you. i guess. :)

  2. Wow! Great job cleaning the oven! I think it's wonderful that Gracie enjoys helping you with the chores. For some reason, Pogo hasn't shown any interest in helping out with the housework. He does like to check all the mail and any magazines that come in the mail. So I guess that's something.

    I love your turtle photos. I think it's wonderful that you are helping to protect them. It's good to know that I'm not the only person out there who stops for birds and animals that may be in the road. I don't like to hurt any of them. Now I must get back to my housework. Ugh Ugh! You have a fabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. You are something else! And so is your lovely assistant! Hugs.

  4. Looking sparkly clean!