This past weekend was beautiful! We finally got some rain to wash away the massive amounts of pollen that has kept us indoors with the windows closed for weeks... No point in washing the car - 30 min. later it's completely covered again! You could see pollen clouds (looked like dust from a crop duster) around the trees... but this weekend I was able to open the windows and start my Spring Cleaning. Shampooed the carpets, dusted, swept up the cobwebs, mopped the hard floors... got everything done accept dusting and the carpet in the master bedroom (though I managed to get all my laundry put away and vaccuum the floor for the first time in weeks - I always clean the other rooms before mine, and never get to it), and the family room- which I dusted last weekend. Which isn't 1/2 bad... shampooed three out of four carpets, cleaned both bathrooms, the kitchen, living room, dining room, and the kid's rooms! My back is killing me... And we managed the cut down the swing set that came with the house and was at the bottom of the hill cemented down and overgrown with weeds, vines, trees... and we managed to salvage it! A little soap, water, new screws, and WD40 does wonders. I wish I'd have taken a before picture because it was really bad... But now it's great and the kids love it!