2) the satisfaction of vacuuming carpets last but a moment - or until the dog shakes.
3) a Dyson on clearance at Home Depot still works like a Dyson at waaaay less cost. Older models still suck stuff up with abandon, although they may be last year's color. I'm an 'older' model, and I have no idea what last year's color was on me. I'm still working, too, for what it's worth.
4) sucking up a live wasp, into the vacuum, does not bring about any feelings of sadness. Am I a bad person?
5) high ceilings make me wonder what I can't see and can't reach...
6) does thinking about what it would be like to set off the indoor/fire sprinkler system to 'wash' the house top-to-bottom make me a bad person?
7) wrought iron is lovely but impossible to clean effectively with any tool currently known to man.
8) no chemicals or name-brand mopping devices clean a floor better than water and a rag on one's hands and knees.
9) ironing makes things smooth and soft. It's a comfort drug of sorts. (You knew I'd mention ironing, didn't you?)
10) stone fireplaces are beautiful but can never be clean enough. Crevices, stone, cement = dust bunny heaven.
11) spiders thrive in Canada in the summer. They thrive, I tell you! Don't come here if you're an arachnophobiac. Consider yourself warned. I clean - they build; I clean - they build. It's becoming competitive, and, yes, I know their brains are smaller... but still... I think they know.
12) a gym membership is not necessary if you consider cleaning your house a personal challenge. It's all about winning...