Good Almost Afternoon My Friends!!!
It's a beautiful sunshiny and breezy day here in Spokane today. I came home from the lake yesterday and spent the entire day cleaning the house, grocery shopping and catching up on paperwork that I've let slide while I've been playing at the lake. My main goal was to clean the carpets but I ran out of time yesterday. I did get four loads of laundry done and I hung them all outside. Oh my! They sure smell good from hanging in the fresh air. This morning I was up bright and early and started cleaning the carpets before 6:00 a.m. I just finished them all about 11:30 and oh my goodness they certainly look nice. I had a Bissell cleaner for years and years that I loaned out often. It worked well and had an onboard water heater. Well, I loaned it out one time too many because last time it was returned to me broken in several places. I tried a commercial cleaning company last fall and they didn't do a very good job at all. I paid them more than I paid for my brand new Bissell. It's an updated version of my old one and I REALLY like it! It's much easier to clean than the old one and seems to have even more power. My carpets look just lovely again. Boy, wasn't that interesting for you to read? I get excited about the strangest things. :-)
Now for the 4th of July boat parade pictures I promised you. I thought I took more than I did. We were way up on the hill at the camper and my zoom didn't zoom very well on lots of the photos, but here are a few for you.
I liked the stuffed monster from "Monsters Inc." on the one boat. There were about 30 boats in all. Sorry for the bad representation.
When I was in Portland a couple of weeks ago I was blessed to spend some time with Taci at her house knitting. If you don't know who she is you're missing out. What a sweetheart she is! Here blog is in my sidebar and I invite you to say hello to her sometime. This is the cute little pincushion she made for me.
The dishcloths are my June dishcloths. I'm falling behind in my Monthly dishcloths. I gave one of May's away so I need to make another May and now July's!
Tonight is Bible study here at our house. Luckily I can shut the doors of all the rooms with carpeting so they won't get walked on if they're still damp. Our living room, kitchen and dining room all have Pergo laminate floors, (which I also love). They're so easy to keep clean and the color we chose actually looks like hardwood. Lots of people think they're wood. It doesn't scratch with doggy toenails like wood does. That's important when our grand-dogs visit. :-)
Have a lovely day everyone and I'll be back soon!