Saturday, March 31, 2007

ooops!!

Something went bump in the night the other night. Or rather, several things! The shelf above our washer and dryer collapsed and its contents slid to the floor. Fortunately nothing was broken (other than the shelf supports!). Unfortunately, the cap on the laundry detergent became dislodged and a pool of detergent covered the floor and coated the undersides of many of the items from the shelf. I had my work cut out for me!

Among the casualties were several towels, which I used to sop up as much detergent as possible before tossing them into the wash. Others I lay on the floor so that I could navigate the messy terrain without sliding through it, and before long everything was picked up, rinsed off, or taking a cycle through the washing machine. Cleaning the soap off the floor was a bit tedious, but manageable.

Next stop, Home Depot for new shelves and better brackets! Ken got those installed in good time, and I put things back where they belonged. We added a second shelf to the mix--in part to relieve one shelf of holding too much weight, but also to get some less-often-used items out of prime storage space elsewhere in our "utility room." Ah, there's nothing like the feeling of newly opened space, and a sense of order.

4 comments:

Jayne said...

What a calamity! YIKES! But, how wonderful the end result was!

Thanks for the phone call, the prayers, and your sweet friendship... it means so very much to me. Love and hugs to you both.

Kip said...

Well it looks great now!!!

Pam in Moncton said...

Ooo...what a mess! Looks great now though.
Pam

Jules said...

Egads! Soon everything will be off my shelves...and my new laundry room is tiny!

Looks like we'll be celebrating the 50/60 in Sept instead of May!

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