In talking with my mother in law tonight – she was telling me how she was cleaning her carpet. Well, actually spot cleaning it because to do the entire rug herself is too hard on her body right now. If she had just asked, I would have gone up and helped her and I think I still will. Sure she could hire an expert rug cleaning service, but that is not how she operates. What she was doing though – set off a memory I could live without.
What a mess I had on my hands. I was so frustrated. Paint was everywhere and not just splatters of paint but puddles – yes, the tray had just been filled. I had to get out the little green clean machine and see what I could suck up with that. Then I had to get out the big carpet cleaner because I needed a more powerful suction to get out the cleaner and water that had seeped into the upholstery. The larger carpet cleaner did a much better job at sucking out what the little cleaner didn’t.
It’s a good thing this piece of furniture was forever old because I would have had to call in an expert rug cleaning company to make sure the job was done right. This experience was a lesson learned, and as I said earlier, a memory I could live without!
Do you have a memory that created so much work for you, because you just weren’t thinking, that you could live without?