Larry said he'd noticed my to do list included cleaning the fans and he had helpful hints to share with me. When he first saw my list years ago he was angry because he thought I was making a list for him. I explained that the list contained things I thought needed to be done and he should feel free to do some of them if he wanted to but the list was what I thought and was basically mine.
Well, I told him I intended to clean the fan blades inside. He said oh and continued to nudge me into helping him take the outside pedestal fan apart and clean it. So I'm scrubbing away at the fan thinking they don't cost much and I'd rather throw it away and buy a new, clean one. I know that is totally stupid.