First – my sincere apologies to everyone that I made comments to about the horrid housekeeping habits of the previous homeowners. I now realize that although they were not great but they were far from the pigs that I originally thought they were. I thought that they had never cleaned anything, and that the sludge I was removing came from 9 years of use. I thought they had left “bird droppings” everywhere.
I was wrong – totally wrong. I just finished a quick cleaning of our home. I did a good cleaning just a week ago and already there is a layer of dirt and dust on everything! Black dirt. You must vacuum everything all the time. Just 3-4 weeks ago, I had cleaned our ceiling fans. Today, I found an black layer of dust/grime accumulated on the “supposed to be white” edges.
Yes, we do keep our windows open to let the tropical breezes flow. Kihei is known for having days when they are burning cane when it rains with seared droppings. The dirt is black – very black. Sometimes it oxidizes and turns red. But when I walk out in my garden with sandels on, I come back in and my feet are black. I shower and have to scrub my feet to see pink again. Then I need to clean my shower!
Maybe I’m going to have to start working sooner and find a housekeeper!