I've been a terrible blogger as of late, but I have a great excuse. Truth be told, I have a horrendous sinus infection and it's keeping me from doing just about everything. It's an absolute chore to even be on the computer. Perhaps it's best that I stick to simple tasks, since I'm not thinking properly. My head feels like I've got Elmer's glue rolling around where my brain used to be. It's also making me walk like a drunkard and I ran into door frames at least a dozen times yesterday. I cannot help but wonder if this is what it feels like to be on crack. I'm totally dinged out and it appears that it won't get any better until this thing has run its course.
I just want everyone to know that I'm not ignoring you. I just can't seem to pull my thoughts together enough to say anything witty or funny until the glue dries up, so to speak. These blinding headaches are killing me too. It's only taken me 24 hours to get this post done.
Earlier today, I really thought I heard a mouse squeaking. When I turned off all the electronic room noise, I realized it was my nasal passages making the noises. Isn't that just lovely? Even the cat heard it and looked at me as if to say "Do yoooou have a mouse up your nose? I want it now. Give it to me or I might have to scratch your nose off". So, I basically feel like crap and have no brain cells to think with. I'm thinking a sledgehammer to my head might make me feel better. I'm thinking a lobotomy might also make me feel better. Maybe both? Today I could honestly care less.
So, here is my boggle for the week. There's a lot to be said about keeping sterling silver, but even more to be said about silver-plated items and it's not all nice. Most of the time, you can polish up a sterling piece with just a piece of pacific cloth, and it's seldom difficult. On the other hand, there is an extreme amount of work involved in cleaning silver plated pieces, and most of it is plain old elbow grease. My elbows just aren't that greased any more. I'm surprised they don't squeak or creak like my knees do.
Why am I boring you with all of this, you ask. Yesterday I sold a fairly expensive antique Victorian Era Sheffield Silver Plated Revolving Buffet Tureen for a friend of mine, in my online shop. As happy as I am for having sold it, I'm now dreading the cleaning of said piece(s). And I'm only getting 20% of the sale price, which is hardly worth my valuable time. You know I'd rather be blogging. Right? Gah! Now I'm going to waste the next two days polishing the frigging pieces to the tureen.
This lovely antique tureen hasn't been polished since I listed it in my shop three years ago because it's a royal pain in the ass to polish. I'm just now taking a break from trying to polish an interior part that I've so far worked on for an hour. I'm still not finished with the one piece,
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could clean this easier? I have the polishing gloves, surgeon's gloves, silver brush, silver aerosol spray, silver pump spray and silver cream. None of these things appears to be helping me at all and it stinks to high heaven. Argh! Perhaps you know the phone number of a really cheap Genie?
A Google search yielded the same old methods that are time consuming and messy. Not what I was hoping for.