Okay, if you have ever been to my house, then you must have noticed the horrid stains on the carpet. I mean, you name it, Ada has somehow spilled it and smushed it and stomped it into the carpet. It's horrible. And, to make matters worse, I am going to guess that in these "pre-planned" communities, the builders use the cheapest carpet available in order to keep costs low, which means everything stains the carpet.
It had gotten to the point of humiliating, so Scott mentioned this machine that you can rent from Kroger--the rug doctor. I didn't have high hopes for this machine because, well, our carpet is just so bad. But for only 25.00 (compared to the price of a professional), I thought it was worth a shot. So, we rented it tonight, and Scott has "doctored" our family room and living room, and it looks like new, ya'll. Like new. Well, if you turn the overhead light on, you can still see shadows of the previous stains, but with the lamps on, which is how I keep it, it looks like new. I am more inspired than ever to keep my house clean, and to find sippy cups that truly are spill proof. Ada likes to to take those sippy cups to the limit. "Spill proof you say? I am going to turn this thing upside down and shake it as hard as I can onto the white couch, just to see how spill proof it is," (Ada speaking). She then likes to play in her puddle of sticky apple juice, just for added fun.
Anyway...next on the list of home improvement, paint these walls. I will post pictures after it's all said and done.