When I was a child, I made the stupid mistake of cleaning the family bathroom so well that my father made it my regular chore. Did I tell you that I hate cleaning bathrooms? As a mother, I always made my daughter do this dreaded chore. When my daughter left home, I hired a cleaning woman. Now that I’m retired, I am back to either doing it myself (bleah) or bribing my husband with some kind of dessert if he will do it.
When I decided to participate in Alphabe~Thursday, the first word that started with “A” that came into my mind was “Ammonia”. I think of Ammonia as an old fashioned household cleaner. It is a very versatile cleaner. Mom always kept a bottle of it in the bathroom linen closet alongside other strange cleaners. As a child, while trying to clean the cast iron tub in our bathroom, I made the almost tragic mistake of mixing a well known name brand of powdered cleaner with liquid ammonia. I nearly killed myself. It created this huge toxic cloud of Chloramine gas. My father had to set up a fan to air out our entire house. It is truly amazing that I managed to make it to adulthood!~Ames