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Ritual of opening up the house to the new season
The people who sell the bleach, detergents, trash bags, brooms and brushes love to see me coming this time of the year. For two or three weekends, I've been lugging the vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs. I've already totaled one shop vac filter because I did not know you have to remove it before use on a watery Baltimore cellar floor still showing the effects of March's rains and the February thaw.
April 17, 2010