This is what the bucket looks like that I dropped (on my carpet) by accident, did I mention on my carpet! The only thought echoing through my brain was Nooo! As I tried frantically to catch the can of paint as it slipped through my fingers, which then jostled the can and splashed the remaining paint onto the wall.
Ugh! Some days, you just feel like you should get back in bed and pull the covers way up over your head! However with paint splashed on the wall, now running down the wall-darn! That gravity! The paint that had landed on the carpet was oozing slowly into the carpet pad underneath.
So desperate, me jumped into action. (Had I mentioned that I dropped the bucket of paint right on the landing at the top of the stairs?). So I quickly ran to the bathroom, grabbed a towel wet it down and quickly went to town wiping up the wall that had paint running down it! Ahh! Yes! The paint was wiping up, I was starting to feel better until I looked down at the carpet.
As panic was starting to seep into my bones I quickly (boy it's Amazing how quickly I can get around when white Kilz paint is seeping into my carpet!). I hauled the steam carpet cleaner upstairs! Yes, hauled is the right word because that sucker is heavy!!! Yes, and suck it did!!
Now I know that probably voided any type of warranty I had on the carpet cleaner. But in my mind I justified that the $100 on clearance carpet cleaning machine that I had for over a year and a half; if, just if it could save my carpet (which it would run at least $1,00 to replace the upstairs carpet) it would have lived a valiant life and died a noble death!!
As luck would have it, it worked!!! That carpet steam cleaning machine sucked up all the paint! I promptly cleaned out the machine and it still works!!
Have you ever inadvertently made a huge mess? I confess, I handle big messes much better by myself. It is harder to keep it together when I have others running around.
With that in mind I loved the tweet author Lysa TerKeurst tweeted from her new upcoming book "Unglued" "I can face things that are out of control without acting out of control". What a great quote to ponder and keep in mind as we kick off Spring Break and all my girls will be home and my schedule goes out the window. Hope you all have a good weekend!