So now it was time to attack to the comforter again. I tried putting it in my large capacity front loader wash machine, and it is just too big for that. We had just taken it to the laundromat a couple weeks ago when the cat peed on it, and it cost close to $20 there that I just didn't want to spend again so soon. So now what do I do? Thankfully, my friend Hollyhead called me after my hail Mary text to her and she suggested I soak it in the bathtub! Genius!! I put some Oxi-Clean in there, and then left it there for the rest of the day because I just didn't want to deal with it.
But I had asked her, how in the heck am I going to dry it? I have nowhere outside to hang it and it's too big for my dryer. Know what her solution was? Put it on top of the car!! Genius again! So now all I had to do was wash the car. Her recommendation was that I take the car to a car wash. But no, I'm not wasting money on my mistake - I'll do it myself! So I this morning I traipsed outside and turned the hose on and it was leaking (well spraying) a bunch of water where it connected to the faucet, but it still worked well coming out of the hose, so I used it anyway. I washed the car very thoroughly and dried it, and then I went to the bathtub, rinsed the comforter and dragged it out to the car and laid it on top and waited. I waited about 3 hours and then Tim came in and from picking Nicholas up from school and said the comforter had blown off the car and was laying in the driveway, and oh by the way, the side of the garage is flooded because I never turned the hose off!!! So then it was all hands on deck as all 6 of us moved the wooden bed frames and mattresses that we had stacked up on that side of the garage out to the driveway to dry. What a fiasco! We are the first house in the neighborhood and there we were the rest of the day with stuff strewn all over our driveway letting the sun dry it. How embarrassing! We went back out there at about 7:30 tonight and moved it all back in. Oh, and I forgot to mention that Tim spent a couple of hours today on our broken garage door and fixed it! Yay, Tim! And while we were moving things back in the garage one of the light switches got knocked and broken which caused the fuse to blow which was the same fuse that our garage door was on, so Tim had to replace the light switch because the fuse kept immediately blowing when we tried to reset it until he replaced it and then we could finally put the garage door down!
But how crazy is that? The fuse blew because we were putting things back in the garage and knocked the light switch because the garage had flooded because I left the leaking/spraying faucet on because I used the hose to wash the car so I could put the comforter out to dry on the car because I had to wash it in the bathtub because I had spilled carrot juice on it!! Whew!
So, how did the comforter turn out? It looks FANTASTIC! No stain to be seen anywhere!! Days like these make me realize how much could go wrong every day, so I'm even more thankful for the good days! Hopefully this made you feel better about your day! Blessings!