Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ladies Pool

Here's another way to enjoy an Arizona afternoon in the nice cool air conditioning.  Start up a ladies pool group.  Every table was busy today making maximum use of our pretty billiards room. 
 

While we were out on morning rounds today, we spotted lots of activity near the shuffleboard courts.  Fernando says they're putting in pavers between the two sets of courts to level out the area.  We felt sorry for the young gent who gets to carry each and every brick inside the court area with his wheelbarrow.  Whew!
 
 
 
 

While that construction crew is busy, our landscape crew is trimming all the oleanders in the area.  It looks nice when all the bushes are trimmed to the same height but imagine how hard it would be to hold a hedge trimmer up that high.
 
 
 

And then there's the extensive job of picking up all the debris.

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Received this helpful article from Tom Gottfried this week.  (Thanks, Tom.)  The vinegar wash should help remove the build up from our hard water.

How often you should clean your dishwasher           

That glorious machine in your kitchen that cleans dishes does in fact need to be cleaned itself.  Over time grease, soap scum and food debris build up in dishwashers. Not only does this provide a breeding ground for germs, it also reduces the efficiency of the appliance.

According to house maintenance expert Bob Vila, you should clean your dishwasher once a month. Fortunately, his three-step process is easy to do and doesn't require any special tools.

Step 1: Clear the drain
Remove the bottom dish rack. Inspect the dishwasher drain, removing any gunk or food caught there. This will improve drainage, increase cleaning efficiency and prevent damage to the dishwasher.

Step 2: Vinegar wash
Start with an empty dishwasher. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container on the upper rack of the machine. Run the dishwasher through a hot-water cycle. This will wash away grease and grime and remove musty odors, too.

Step 3: Baking soda rinse
Sprinkle one cup of baking soda across the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a short hot-water cycle. The dishwasher will be fresh-smelling and have a brightened, stain-free interior.
 
 

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