Migrations In The House

You can tell where family members eat by certain things, such as tracks on the floor.  No matter how much you wash, buff or polish, the high traffic areas show through.  Areas where we congregate to eat, well there are tracks of that too.

It’s a little like when you see arial shoots of tracks from animals on migrations.  Only these migrations do not include as many animals, and typically are from only a limited space.  In our case, the tracks to the area where we congregate to eat come from only a few places in the house.

Where we do have rugs down on the floor you can the paw prints of the four-food ones. Not that I mind because they are just the impressions from their weight in the rugs.  I have also in the past cleaned muddy impression of paws off the floor.

And no matter how hard you clean, at least in this house, there is always a trail of crumbs leading from the eating area to be scattered as far into the house as possible.  The trial is heaviest and easiest to follow in the kitchen, dining room and living space (snacks, I blame snacks for that).

You sweep the floor, wash the floor wnd till you can hear crumbs going up the hoses when you vacuum.  It’s annoying, but not overly so because they are created by loved ones.  Loved ones with whom I break bread etc.  In other words, I wouldn’t trade anything to have crumb-free, foot print free floors!


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