It’s Friday and you know what that means? Question answering time! This week I got a few rather amusing questions that I fully intend to answer in less than serious ways with maybe some helpful hints mixed in. Now you have to read all of this, because there is a secret word somewhere in it, and if you don’t read every sentence you might miss it and we left out. Okay, the secret word is fleedy.
Question One: Why is it so damned hot!?
Answer: Well you see someone (me) had made a comment just last week commenting about how it was near the end of June and I was perfectly comfortable in long pants, and how it felt like early spring, not summer. In classic fashion I jinxed it and Mother Nature went “Oh, oh silly child. You know what happens now.” And she gave us hideous heat. This happened last year too, when I said, “Tornadoes are hideiously rare around here. I’m not worried” and two days later I could see a tornado from my house. Or that time I said “Sweetie,” I was addressing my significant other in regards to climate here “Hurricanes generally dissipate by the time they get this far north. We rarely see these kinds of storms” Cue Hurricane Irene. Or even better “It’s October! They can’t be serious with snow— we’ll get a light dusting and that’s it.” And Winter storm Alfred crippled the state for nearly two weeks. So, this is my fault. Terribly sorry.
Question Two: I’ve noticed there are several rather nerdy references in your blogs. Are they intentional?
Answer: Yes. A nerd writes these blogs and I like to leave little hints of that in my writing. Personally I’m happy someone noticed. I’m still trying to figure out who keeps sending me Doctor Who related cleaning questions, because I want more. I’m still working on a proper response to the last one.
Question Three: (from the same person as Question 2) Almost everything you write are very basic common sense tips, why not something more detailed?
Answer: Well the first main reason is that I personally lack common sense. Seeing as how I’ve learned the simplest solution is almost always the best I pass them along. I don’t know about you, but I tend to overthink simple problems, or if there is a BIG problem like “Oh my, my basement is flooded with six feet of water what do I do?” I go online to find the answer. From experiences based on customers, and my/ other people in the office I try to give fool-proof ways to handle whatever the world throws at your home. I’ve done a few more detailed blogs in some of my week long dedicated themes, but actually my basic ones seem to do more good. What details? Send a note.
Question Four: Where’s my zombie blog?
Answer: I swear when I think of something good to write there will be another one. I may make a separate blog page just for those entries since they are more “fantasy restoration” stories. I think I just made up that genre. Zombie blogs are a great way to discuss trauma decontamination without taking about death in a serious way. There is a level of detachment that lets you know what is one, but you don’t think of the situation as a suicide or bad accident. All restoration companies dance around this topic or just not talk about it. I think you all have the right to information, so by reading those you know what we do. I’ll have a new one up within the next few weeks.
Right! So those are the questions for all of you. Please give us more, we love to answer them. If I don’t know the answer I will find it and give credible sources. Oh, and I lied about the secret word. The secret word is really poofle.