I love this rug and didn't want to try and replace it, so I did what every good housekeeper does. I got out my pressure washer, cleaned off the patio and went to work.
Sometimes my ideas aren't all that good. I hooked up the water hose, only to find water streaming out all around the connections on both ends. How in the world do those ends get bent like that? After dragging a new hose over, I was ready to get started.
I spent the first ten minutes trying to get the air out of the machine so water would come out. Highly mechanical things befuddle me. Another 35 minutes and my washing was complete. This is the AFTER picture.
With brut strength, I tugged, pulled and manhandled it up on to my patio table to dry in the sun. If you think these rugs are heavy, you should try to move one that's full of water!!
About 3:00 I went back outside to see how it was going. Afraid of lumps and bumps, I put it back down flat on the concrete. That's funny ..... it had an even worse smell!! WHAT?????? I guess there's nothing like a wet rug from Turkey. It was awful.
I came inside and spent the next hour on the internet trying to find a replacement. It may be a little better today, but I rather doubt it. All that work for nothing!!! I'll check it again this morning, just to be sure. That's probably one rug GONE.
All the while, the kids lounged on the couch. They don't like the slick hardwood floors at all. In dog speak, he's saying "what the heck were you thinking??"
Those 150th Railroad Celebration medallions? I saved one for this gentleman, a charter member of our little train group, Ed Price. He's a 98 year old Veteran (possibly 99) and just gave up driving his motorhome with his lovely wife Anita. These two went to practically every RV rally we ever had. Bob Poole, also long time member, made the presentation, which made Ed smile. That's all I wanted to see.
It's a day of rest for me, since tomorrow is the class on making ciabatta and other breads. At this point, I'm thinking of canceling. After all, I've given up bread. Truly, I can't believe I've done that, because a month ago, I would have said you are crazy!! If there's two things I love to eat, it's bread and ice cream!!!