Did you ever have one of those days when almost anything you did, just didn't work out?? When everything you touched fell apart? Well today was one of those days here. I had grand ideas of all the things I was going to get done around the house, but...........................
You have witnessed me complaining more than once about the heavy workload I have had in my worklife....and wonders of all wonders, I have finally managed to get the workload to a point where I am starting to think that I may actually have a real life again...LOL. So to honor that real life, I was going to do all kinds of domestic things today.
Well..........I vacumed the kitchen, dog room and mudroom and then dragged the hoover floormate out (I love how this machine sucks up the dirty water). LO and behold the dirty water from the last time I cleaned the floors was still in the holding tank.
(I won't tell you how long ago that was...eek!!), so I pulled it all apart, cleaned it and started cleaning the floor. Damn, the suction isn't working and dirty water is pooling on the floor....what the heck?? I drag the machine over to the sink, pull it apart again and figure that there is probably a fur ball ( I know, hard to believe....) stuck in it.
Hmmm....still not working........double damn! This time I go and pull out the wire snake that my husband made out of a coat hanger and stick it up the suction portion of the Hoover and can you guess?? Yep............I got that sucker stuck in there.........triple damn!
So in desperation, I pulled out my old mop, filled up the bucket with a bleach water mix, figuring I would give the dog room an extra good scrubbing with all the rain we have had and damn again, I broke the top of the mop handle. I ended up with a big ole nasty blister from that jaggard edge.
When the hubby came home, he managed to get the wire that was stuck, unstuck and noticed the filter that was sitting on the counter. Duh! The machine doesn't suck up the water without that damn filter....uggh! I guess that I have just lost touch with that domestic goddess side of me...sigh.
So much for all the things I had planned........floors washed, laundry caught up, windows cleaned and dogs bathed. I quit after the floors and laundry and spent the rest of the afternoon, playing with the spindles. Well, maybe I played with those spindles in between each fiasco too........I had to balance the bad with the good, right?? Yin and yang, so they say.....
Next post I will talk about my thoughts on spindle spinning vs wheel spinning.....I want to think on it a bit :-)