Sitting here I'm, really, N0 literally kicking my, rather white, rear end...Today was going to be a day of chores; Having that "good" feeling after getting stuff done that I've had on my mental list for several weeks, and some, even months.
1. Get my hair cut
2. Wax my eyebrows
3. Get the carpets cleaned
4. Wash/clean out our fridge
5. Wash my car
6. Vacuum my car
7. Have our comforter dry cleaned
8. Make appointment to have birth control refilled
So at 7:30 a.m, all was going well. I wake up to take Bella out, then return to immediately start shoving dining room chairs, coffee tables and end tables in the kitchen, out of the way for the carpet cleaners...I hop into some light weight shorts and a tank, lock Bella and Peanut in the bathroom, then head out with our HUGE comforter, eager to start chopping away at my list. First stop, Sun Shine Dry Cleaners! Five minutes later I walk out, still, with blanket in tow. They wanted $30.00 just to steam away the stains and wouldn't have it back to us for 10 days! Now I do not frequent the dry cleaners, obviously because I still haven't had my wedding dress cleaned, but this just seemed over priced and an absurd amount of waiting time to me. So, NO THANKS! I told the kind lady, I would simply find a laundry mat and was on my way. However, finding a laundry mat in this town is apparently IMPOSSIBLE! Well, no problem...Take a deep breath and think...I've got it! We have a huge tub in our bathroom; surly big enough to hand wash this blanket...Oh yes, you've read right...I took my happy ass into the laundry room, grabbed our bottle of Tide and went to town...Here is the results and don't laugh...
Getting it into the tub was rather easy, but getting it out was a whole different story! Had I taken a minute to think, I might have re-thought this plan out... A king sized comforter emerged in hot water, equals a very heavy figgin piece of material; One that I could barely budge! I am totally telling on myself here, but I even farted a few times straining to get that sopping wet
Me, after I managed to get it into a laundry basket...K, now what? Its full of water and too big for the washer to wring out, so AGAIN I have a genius plan...I drag that basket out onto our third floor balcony and proceed to toss and flop it over the banister...However, immediate problem with this...I managed to create Niagara Falls all over the downstairs neighbors deck, deck chairs and plants....EKK! Luckily nothing was ruined...I checked through the cracks in the floor:p However, not ten minutes after I get it out there, a tasume sweeps through and drenches it all over again! Argh... Not my brightest moment...But once again I prove true to my nature...Work harder, not smarter:p At the rate that thing is draining out there, it'll be 10 days before it sees our bedroom anyhow. However, reading over this, I am in hysterics and have learned a valuable lesson, so I hope you didn't laugh too hard but just goes to show you, that's why you leave it to the professionals...I need a beer:p