If you are a friend of mine on Facebook you may have noticed that I tackled a project this weekend. It was the perfect weekend for a project, at least an indoor one. However, this project was a bit spontaneous.
See, my son has a Leapster 2 with 5 games. And, for some reason, those crazy Leapster people decided to make the games very small. My four year old is not very good at organization or keeping up with his belongings and Saturday evening I noticed that one of his games was missing.
Now, I knew I could find that game and I decided it was my mission to do so. Right that minute. So I began to look around in his bedroom, behind his shelves and bed. No games was found, but I did find a plastic snake, the remote to his DVD player (been wondering where that was) and a few other odds and ends.
I then ventured to the living room. I knew we had items "lost" under the furniture in the living room, but I really had no idea how many until I began the search.
I started with a flashlight, shining it under the couch. This led to the discovery of a lot of items, but the inability to reach them. I tried a broom shoved under the couch, but this did not work either. The only other option was to tackle it full force. I moved that couch and am very ashamed to say that I found 20 children's books, toys, and lots of other gross items.
Due to my nature, I was unable to leave those things alone. I immediately began the cleaning frenzy. I pulled out all the toys and books and began to pick up the trash. I pulled out the vacuum cleaner and went to town suctioning up all the nasty stuff. I even moved the chair and did the same.
I wiped down the walls and cleaned the baseboards and window sill.
Then, I decided I needed to vacuum under the cushions. I'm not sure what happened at this point, but something was suctioned into the vacuum cleaner that should not have been.
Suddenly the plastic plate that covers the light in the front of the vacuum shot off, a horrible noise errupted and the vacuum began to smoke.
Yep, I ruined my vacuum in an attempt to clean under my couch cushions.
Too bad I only found 15 cents while cleaning, I need a bit more to buy a new vacuum.
Oh, and the missing game was never found. *Sigh*