Saturday, July 30, 2011

Moving week...

It's late.  I'm tired.  And I'm sitting in a crowded hotel room with the kids. 

This past week was the pack up/ move out/ clean out week.
NOT so much fun.

But now, we are finally on the road.

It still doesn't feel real as we are currently headed to my in-law's house,
which doesn't feel like day one of a grand adventure, 
it just feels like a normal trip to Grandma's house.
We're thinking that once we're finally in unfamiliar territory,
it will feel more "real."

This week, photography has been pretty much the last thing on my mind.
Most of my pictures were very utilitarian in nature.

But I did find this sign on a cash register at a Chic-fil-a.
Hey, baby... want a breakfast burrito?

And then there was this...

and this...

That, friends, is what happens when someone drops toilet bowl cleaner on your carpet.

That is some scary stuff!  
I almost never clean with chemicals.  I'm very much a vinegar and baking soda kind of girl.
It's better for you, it's better for the environment
and now we know...
it's better for your carpet.

Grant dropped the bottle and within seconds the carpet was GONE!
Scary, dissolved, gone!

Before I realized how bad this was, I gave him a dish towel to clean up his mess.
We do not know where the dish towel went.
We think maybe the toilet cleaner ATE it!!

Holy Cow!!  Never, ever, ever use that stuff! 
Now if you ask my kids what scares them most,
they'll tell you "toilet cleaner."

Gotta go get some sleep.
Hopefully, I'll have far prettier pictures to share soon!


CJ said...

Wow - that is kind of scary, although I must admit it kind of makes me want to go out and dump some cleaner on the carpet and see what happens :) Hope you guys have a fun "adventure" across the states!

Susan said...

OMG! That is some STRONG cleaner! Poor dishtowel! Not to mention the poor carpet! Scary stuff indeed!

koreen said...

Yikes! Toilet bowl cleaner? Like, the only chemical I use??? Dang! No wonder it works so well!

So exciting that you're on your way! What an adventure. :D I wish you many miles of safe driving, and easy journey, with not TOO many adventures. ;)

Take care my friend. See you soon!

Jess said...

I second every word Koreen said!

Linda R. said...

That looks like some pretty scary Toilet bowl cleaner. WOW!! I do hope you have a safe move..

Bunch of Barrons said...

Hope your move goes well!

Brooke said...

Oh Colleen! Good luck with the move and the adventure. I think moving is at the very top of my list for LEAST fun things to do. It sounds like you guys are in good spirits and ready for some fun with the travel across country. Let's just hope you don't encounter any more toilet bowl cleaner.... yikes!
Can't wait to see you all!!!!! (I don't know if I will be able to get all the kids names correct..... bonus points if I do!)

T.J. said...

Happy trails to you and Godspeed, Colleen!!

While you might think your photos this post weren't too composed, I will remind you that what you might think they lacked in structure, they certainly had in curiosity!

I myself learned 2 new things today ;)