02 December 2006

Argh!

We are about to leave for the airport. (Sara of "Life is Nicht si mal," fortunately our flight is not at the "butt-crack of dawn.")

Since the house is still on the market, I wanted to give it a quick clean and vacuum in case they show it while we are gone. I set the alarm clock early enough to accomplish all that needs to be done.

In the middle of doing the living room, the vacuum starts to smoke and a terrible smell quickly fills the entire house. I immediately turn it off. And find underneath a smoke stain on the pale beige carpet. (Thank God, there isn't an actual burn mark or scorched carpet. That would have required replacing the carpet.)

Why does the vacuum cleaner have to die mere weeks before we leave the country?

Why do we need to suddenly discover we are out of carpet cleaner?

Why does all of this have to happen on the morning before we go to the airport.

Sigh...



We'll be back on December 10th.

3 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Bummer for sure! Maybe the vaccum knew you were leaving him...

Happy travels. You return on our first wedding anniversary...

Carla said...

How fun! Moving to Zurich, what a wonderful experience, my best to you.

Expat Traveler said...

welcome back and thanks for the well wishes.... I'm up early this morning..