Monday, October 25, 2010

Is there a Rugdoctor in the house?

This weekend we had our first thing break in the house that was unplanned.  Mostly, we've been doing the breaking ourselves, on purpose of course and in the form of demolition.  But this weekend, I got up to take a shower and found this:
The cold water handle had just mysteriously broken off and was lying in the tub.  We weren't brokenhearted.  We know that the fixtures in the bathroom are cheap and ugly, and we want to replace them eventually.  Note the word "eventually."  Jason has big plans for the bathroom, and to properly replace this handle would require some other demo that we are not prepared for at the moment.  But how exactly did it break?  I'm thinking this one did it:
Tosca loves the bathtub water from the faucet.  I mean L-O-V-E.  She drinks it like we don't give her clean, filtered water in a petmate water fountain.  So to get her fix, why not break off the handle so it can't turn off?  She is quite a diabolical kitty.  Here she is, staring at the faucet and willing it to drip, because Jason has fixed the handle.  It isn't a handle that matches, but this is a quick fix until we get something grand and beautiful in there.  In other words, we don't really care what it looks like right now as long as it works!  
 Right after I took this picture, Jason asked, "must we always have a picture?"  The answer is heck yes!  Here he is demonstrating our other weekend project:  cleaning the carpet!  When we moved in, the carpet in the basement was really stained. So stained, that we thought it was ruined and we just thought we'd live with it for now and replace it someday.  But my very smart parents suggested that we clean it.  Here is a picture I found of a before:
And here is the after!  
Okay so that doesn't really show how dirty it was, but believe me it was.  Plus, my student Patrick asked today if it was just him or was my carpet more blue?  Way to be observant, Patrick!  We also cleaned the couches upstairs.  Woohoo to a productive weekend! 


  1. Wow, that really does look great! I'm impressed!

  2. This is such a funny post. Enjoyed it! Hope all is well.

  3. Cracks me up that Tosca rejects your fancy pet fountain in favor of water from the tap!!! Love cats and their silly quirks!

  4. It's just like how Elvis used to drink all the water out of the little bubble fountain Mom had so she would have to refill it every day and the rocks would get all covered in fur! I guess it's better than the toilet!

  5. That basement room looks like it would make a great man-cave for wathching football. Is that the plan?

  6. I think this basement WOULD make a fantastic sports watching man cave! My husband thinks it makes a better video game playing man cave, however! Thanks for stopping by my blog!