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Thursday, July 11, 2013

And the Carpets are Clean!

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.
I gave her a skein of yarn from Hobby Lobby since they don't have one near her.

Here is what I've been up to at the lake. Not a lot but then I've been spending lots of time swimming and reading.
I don't like how the boys sweater turned out with the variegated yarn. The "stripes" don't match very well. It's already been claimed though by a brand new Grandma who camps next to us. I'm going to make matching socks from the same yarn.

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!

Here is our gazebo all lit up at night. We play cards and games all the time after dark. Hubby did a great job installing lighting all the way around and a "chandelier" in the middle!

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!

Blessings,

Betsy

11 comments:

  1. Aww your projects are so cute. Looks like you've been very busy.

    You are the hardest working lady I know. You never sit down and rest, you are always up and about moving. I get tired just reading all of the work you do!

    Bless you sweet friend.

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  2. I love your projects and those dishcloths are just the best for daily use.

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  3. Betsy, I had a Bissell cleaner and I loved it. Now I have a lot of wood floors so after mine finally broke I have not replaced it. I always felt it did a great job. Love all the beautiful things you have mad, I am sure the Grandma next door is in love with that variegated sweater, it is so cute.

    Hugs to you my sweet friend.
    Meredith

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  4. How nice of you to give the grandma a sweater for her little one! Oh, you are so lucky to be able to swim in your lake. I am so looking forward to Waldo Lake in a month! Hope to see you soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. We have laminate in all of our living areas and I LOVE it! I am slowly but surely doing away with all of our old, stained carpet...
    Looks like you are having a great time at the lake and keeping busy too:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  6. Hi Betsy, I've been cleaning carpets around here to but mine is a Hoover. It to works wonders and gets used often. I have cream color carpet which I dislike and can't wait until the day I can rip it all out and have nothing but floors. I have to be honest, I am so jealous of all the time you get to spend at the lake....it's so beautiful there and the water is so blue....we don't have blue water in Louisiana...that sounds yucky but true...Ever since we had those terrible hurricanes come through here a few years ago the lakes and ponds are just not the same anymore..They are filled with so much mud and Lord knows what else, you will never see clear through to the bottom and this little girl is NOT getting in any of them, so ENJOY that beautiful Lake. I guess we will have to travel if we ever want to see clear water again! Maybe I will bring a chair and just plop right there next to yours. I bring some more s'mores!
    Hugs, Shari! ♥

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  7. Shari, Come anytime. All of you ladies are officially invited to come visit me at the lake! Can you imagine the fun we'd have knitting and crocheting?

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Chuckled at you taking more pickies than you thought Betsy sounds like me always!!! we can just go click click and love all your knitting you are prolific :D enjoy your break at lake Shaz in oz.x

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  9. If you ever get bored you know where I live...my carpets need to be done too. Naw don't bother, it would only point out how much the walls need to be painted :)

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  10. oops forgot to say "great pics!"

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  11. We need to follow your good example and clean our carpets. The kids have spotbots, but they leave the carpet unattractively dotted. We paid to have the carpets steamed, but that did not last long. Bissell...hmmmmm :) Taci's pincushion is so pretty, and a lovely practical gift. Your latest stitching is beautiful! So glad you are having good days at the lake!
    xx,
    Gracie

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