Goofy title but let me explain. While driving back from Birmingham last weekend, I got a call from husband who said our dog had had an “accident” on my seagrass rug in the dining room. This rug had been a custom cut rug we ordered 2 years ago when I started the dining room re-do. He said he had tried to get out the worst of it but I would need to call a carpet cleaning place to get them to come out to see what they could do. Now I was really worried! When I got home, the smell was the first thing I noticed, then I saw the numerous (huge) unmistakable brown poo and pee spots. Now I’m not talking about a little poo or pee, I’m talking LOTS! I first called my daughter’s brother-in-law who has a carpet cleaning business. He quickly told me they won’t even touch a seagrass rug due to shrinkage from the water. So I ran out to Wal Mart and bought some Spot Shot (the only rug cleaner I use), some brushes and gloves. Got home, sprayed everything and decided to wait for it to dry some so I wouldn’t smear it worse than it already was. On Monday morning, I worked up my nerve to start the cleaning process. Word to the wise, seagrass is almost impossible to clean! Water is it’s enemy and stuff gets all down in all those “cracks.” I waited for husband to get home to see for himself and to inform him we’d need to order another rug…..he was not happy about that at all. When I checked the rug site where we’d ordered from 2 years ago, the price had almost doubled! At this point, “we” decided to go ahead and get a bigger rug for the room…..actually husband’s idea! I remembered two of my blog friends who had ordered their seagrass rugs from Overstock.com so I got on line to check out their prices and sizes. Fortunately, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for at a very reasonable price and $1.00 shipping!!! All the reviews of this rug were great and I double-checked with my blog friend (Rhoda) about hers. I have seen her rug on several occasions and it looks great so based on what I know about her rug I feel pretty good about ordering my new rug from Overstock.com. According to the UPS tracking information, my rug should be here this week.
I ordered the 8 x 10 basketweave seagrass rug with black border which is what I had before. The price of this rug was only $167.99 plus $1.00 shipping!!!! I just checked on line and as of today, this rug has sold out but apparently they anticpate receiving more of them. I hope so because if this one works out, I will order another one to replace the el-cheapo one in my den. Then the el-cheapo will go in the sunroom where the dog also left a few “surprises”!.
We are leaving Thursday for a little road trip to north Alabama to check out the fall colors. This is the same trip we took about this time last year. Sweet little backroads, quaint towns with wonderful shops and darling homes. You can read about our trip from last year here. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures!
Have a great week everybody.