So the steam cleaner guy just left. He was able to get out all but one stain.
That young man worked and worked. He said that the stains were sticky, which I already knew.
Could the ants have brought the carpet glue up with them?
He was as bewildered as the exterminator about these dark spots in the carpet. Said it was the strangest thing he’s ever seen.
Kendra’s Stripper Pole Problem:
I talked to him about Kendra’s problem stripper pole, which she still has not figured out what to do about. Curious if he sees that kind of thing in homes he walks into to clean.
The guy, who looked to be in his twenties, said he’d seen at least 20 stripper poles in homes. I guess it’s a thing.
Ivy was terrified of having that steam cleaner in here and behind my chair squished against the window.
Not much scares Ivy. Vacuum cleaners, maintenance people coming in, etc. The exterminator didn’t frighten her. Ivy’s never met a stranger.
But that steam cleaner sucking at the carpet had her running scared.
I hope I can at least get through the weekend without another strange phenomenon happening. Otherwise, I’m going to have to wonder if I’m cursed or something.
My Side Of The Wall:
Steve’s always saying that the strangest things happen on my side of the wall. (Our living room walls butt up against each other.)
He tends to have fairly ordinary things go wrong over at his place.
I’m hoping to relax this weekend because my sciatica is running crazy up and down my left leg.
I keep getting down on my thick yoga mat trying to work it out. Maybe I’m making it worse; I don’t know.
But the discomfort forces you to try something. Anything to rid yourself of the pain.
Kendra said she’s going to try to figure out what to do about the stripper pole this weekend. She’s too busy today. When I texted her this morning at 8:30 she was walking into a meeting.
Kendra hasn’t been flipping houses lately. She’s been taking on remodels from other people she knows or works with, like other realtors.
I asked her why they keep buying if they can’t find the time to fix the properties up to sell. Or flip or turn into an AirBnB.
She said it becomes like an addiction. Seeking out cheap properties to add to your portfolio.
Kendra has gone into some of the worst dwellings in the past. Empty houses with rats and other varmints running all over the floors and walls. She sees some awful things in this business.
But I guess that’s human nature in a way. You have your OCD people who have to have everything super clean. And then you have people who wouldn’t know clean if it bit them on the butt.
Even houses that are falling apart aren’t cheap to buy. The land is valuable. People are willing to knock houses down and build them back from the ground up.
I’m kind of glad it never worked out for me to buy a condo. With the physical shape I’ve been in in the past two years, it would have been difficult to take on.
Taking care of myself and Ivy is my main goal.
I just wanted to let you know the status of things. An update of sorts.