I have been having a really hard time maintaining a "company ready" home these past few days. Well, a lot longer than that, but the past few days I have stood at my front door and looked in, actually pleased with what I saw. Not every single thing was in order, there were some dishes in the dish drainer that needed to be put away, but for the post part, my house was presentable.
Yesteray I had just pulled out the vacuum cleaner when I heard a knock at the door. It was the Kirby guy! Some of you just cringed. I, however, didn't....I had never had a Kirby person come to my door. So of course, when he said he would clean my carpets for free, I was sure God sent him. After all, my home was clean and I had just pulled out my vacuum cleaner. God is good. After all my hard work keeping the house presentable, he sent the Kirby guy to clean my carpets!
Well, after 1 1/2 hours later and 3 different prices for the vacuum cleaner, a 5ft by 5ft area of my carpet was vacuumed and shampooed.
What could I expect, with them offering to clean my carpets for free? I never asked them if they meant the whole carpet! Or all the carpet in one room! Apparently, when they tell you they are just doing "word of mouth" advertising and that is why they are cleaning your carpets, they are lying! They are trying to sell you something.
After spending 1 1/2, almost 2 hours with the Kirby people, trying to calm my hungry 8 month old and chase my 2 year old, I was not totally dissapointed. I was pleased that after that much wasted time, I didn't have that nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach telling my I had a messy house to clean. Usually, when it gets close to the time my husband should be heading home from work, I run around like a mad women, picking up whatever I could.
So, even though the Kirby guy was not actually sent by God to clean my carpets, I feel blessed that I was able to comfortably let them into my home without needing to pick up first. I was also able to share with them a little bit about Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, since that is the reason I was adamant to them that I would not buy the vacuum. They didn't understand why I would want to save and pay cash for something, when they offered simple financing!
Have you had any unexpected blessings?
I found your blog from your comment on moneysavingmom. I like your blog. I am right there with you! I have a 2 year old and 11 month old. I have been home since my 2 year old was born but time still alludes me. I cannot manage to be out of the house before nap time to go grocery shopping. The past couple of months I have finally learned the secrete to washing one load of laundry a day and making sure to get in the kitchen and wash dishes once a day. We can learn together!
Renee, thank's for stopping by, and leaving a comment, and THANK GOD I'm not alone! :0)I often feel like I'm the only one with such a problem. I am with you on the grocery shopping thing, I haven't figured out the best time to go (well, anytime without the kids, but that's not likely to happen!) As soon as I catch up on my laundry, I'm going to try the load-a-day thing. Hopefully it will work! I never expected such a huge learning curve with homemaking, but yes, we cann learn together!ReplyDelete