Friday, June 29, 2012

Cleaning grout, someone has to do it

We noticed that our grout was getting a little.... sludgy. Cleaning grout isn't anyone's favorite passtime. But it sure was worth the effort (which is quite a bit if you aren't prepared for it, its not like a 5 minute thing). 
Church And Dwight Co 35015 KaboomSpray Cleaner
Our newly discovered, favorite, fantastic grout cleaner is Purple Kaboom. You spray it on, wait a while, scrub a ton, and wash it off... and KABOOM! Clean grout.
Chris even rented a carpet cleaner (Albertson's was the cheapest around here) and cleaned all our carpet. BAM! Super clean everywhere!
Wonder where our couches went? Breakfast was interesting the next morning....

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Microwave Fail

Our microwave started making really cool lightening storms a few weeks ago. So we thought we'd better stop using it pronto. We waited until the memorial day sales and ordered one for $50 off. Our neighbors were kind enough to let us use one they had sitting around while we were avoiding any more interior lightening strikes. It is nice to have the loaner, but I couldn't wait to replace the old one with a new one.
The loaner takes up most of the little counter space we have in the kitchen.

Our new microwave just barely fit width-wise, but sticks out the front less {bonus}. Bad news was, the bolt accepter in the top of the new microwave broke and fell inside the microwave, with a bolt still in it. The bolt then spun freely and wouldn't even back out. 
So for a day, we had 3 microwaves in our kitchen. One that worked, one that was stuck in the cabinet, and the old one holding up the broken one. Sad day.  Luckily we know some farmers and borrowed some bolt cutters. That took care of our brand new broken microwave. I took it back and ordered the exact same one. The reviews on the microwave were great, so I think the bolt accepter was a fluke... or at least I hope. For now, we still are using "Darth Vader" who has claimed almost all our counter space. Hopefully "Luke" {the new microwave} makes it here this week.