Carpet Confession: I don’t steam clean my carpets enough, and I’m in a rental. Mystery spots abound in the dining and living rooms . The building owner was in my apartment yesterday for an HVAC issue, but rumor has it he freaked out over the spots in the carpeting. My first instinct was to feel badly about it and get upset, then I realized “The owner physically survived a visit to my apartment, and I am now aware of the problem and will research solutions.”
I rent a condo in a building where some rent and some own their own condos, and mine will eventually be sold so the concern is will the carpet need to be replace for the next condo owner? I had to tell myself, “This was not a final inspection before I move out. I have no intentions of leaving, and he just happened to see my carpet mid-year-long-lease. AND I’ve been there 3.5 years. It’ll be okay.”
But it is kicking my butt to do something about the carpeting. Is it worth it to rent a steam cleaner from the grocery store?
Car: Had a tuneup this week on my 12 year old Honda, Sophie, that I’ve driven for nine years. “She” has three oil leaks, one that needs to be repaired pretty soon. My brother was recommending I look for another car, but I soon realized that putting what would be one or two car payments’ worth of dollars into a repair is cheaper than getting another car. But between my brother’s pronouncement and my coming to my senses about keeping the car, I panicked and wondered about getting another car. Used cars are expensive!
That’s my week. How is your’s going?