Monday, October 25, 2010


I have always wanted wood floors because I felt with the Grand Kiddos and the two cats it would be so much easier to take care of than carpet.   Unfortunately,  Hubby feels ( and rightly so) that I have spent way to much on upgrades in the Condo and we will never get the money back in this depressed market. So, since summer is over and I do not have the kids on Wednesdays and Thursdays,  I thought today would be a good day for US to clean the carpets.

We went to the grocery store and bought some liquid cleaner for our Bissell Pro Heat cleaner. By the way, this is not a commercial and by NO way do I represent the company!  I will tell you that I have enjoyed having this and not paying a professional carpet cleaning company. Also, the results we get are just as good, if not better, than any company I have used.

On with my story. We got home and Bill, the Hubby, put the machine together, sprayed the carpets with the spot remover and started the process of cleaning the carpets. I was in the bedroom vacuuming when I heard the carpet cleaner turn off. I checked out what was going on and Bill said the machine was not working! Oh my gosh, now we have the oriental rug rolled up, furniture moved and the darn thing is not working.

Hubby working on the cleaner!
 Let me just start by saying that my Hubby can fix anything! Bill has an amazing talent for being able to take things apart, fix them and then put them back together. He works on everything from cars to appliances and it has saved us a ton of $$.  

Still working!
Cecil helping!
Me helping with my feet up on the couch!
Unfortunately,  today, Bill was not able to fix the machine. He will now have to take it to our house in Loveland where he has a garage full of handy, dandy tools.  One thing I know for sure, the cleaner will be fixed and hopefully we can shampoo the carpets next week!

Poor little guy,  get well soon!
    On a brighter note, I took a picture of one of my favorite trees at the Condo which has just started to turn colors. Hope you enjoy it!    

So pretty!


  1. Sorry about the carpet machine not working! That really puts a cramp in your day when you were all set to go! Thanks for your nice comments!

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  3. That is so frustrating! It seems like every time I get my act together to do something (be it cleaning or whatever), something breaks and I can't get it done. Ugh!