Finishing the Job — or else

April 4, 2009

I’m pretty sure I’ve whined before about the state of my carpet.  I had it installed on the stairs and upstairs BEFORE I got the dogs.  It was off-white.  For the last few months I have wavered between cleaning it and just replacing it with bamboo flooring.

I decided for now to have a go at cleaning it.  So, a few days ago my younger son stopped by and helped me move everything out of my bedroom and into the guest room/office/junk room.  So, you can barely walk in the gr/o/jr.  I have a carpet shampooer that weighs about 40 pounds, but does a pretty credible job of cleaning.  So, we shampooed the carpet.  Then I used the Pet Spotbot on pesky stains — and am checking out a few more this morning.  I plan to re-shampoo today and Brock will help me move the big stuff back into the bedroom tomorrow.

The real issue, however, is that I am exhausted!  The guest room has only a twin bed in which I’ve been sleeping.  Chase is not here, but Kip and Inca sure are.  I told them they had to sleep on dog beds on the floor, but as soon as I fall asleep, they are on the bed — someone has to check to make sure I’m still breathing.  So, I’ve not had an entire night’s sleep since Monday night.  A twin bed does not work for a grown human and two cardis. This job MUST be finished today.

  1. Sharrie Brockhaus says:

    The small bed and the dogs are just helping prepare you for advanced age. You are going to love it. Sleeping through the night is a thing of the past………part age, part doggies.

  2. Cleaning exhausts me, nevermind moving all that furniture and having sleepless nights!

    Thinking sympathetic thoughts your way!