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Losing It


Did you ever do something really stupid that made you wonder if old age is setting in early? I did! Today! I think I’m losing it!

We have a lot of windows in our house and they were in dire need of a cleaning after a winter of storms. I had been cleaning a few at a time over the last week, using a spray bottle of Windex, paper towels, and sometimes a squeegee.

Today I had a lot of things on my “To Do” list, so I rushed to get started. I grabbed the Windex and the paper towels and started on the living room windows.

I wasย surprised how much of a film remained on the window pane after I sprayed them and wiped them with the paper towel. I put it down to having neglected the job for too long, and rubbed harder with the towel so the panes finally came out clear. Emma’s nose prints on the glass didn’t help any. She likes to stick her nose into the window pane when she sees birds or rabbits in the yard outside.

In case you’re wondering why I have a photo of two spray bottles, it’s to show how similar the Windex bottle is to the one I accidentally grabbed in its place.

I had been cleaning my windows with Febreze! No wonder the panes were a bit filmy. But at least there is no doggie smell anywhere near the windows.

It’s easy enough to grab the wrong bottle when you’re in a hurry and don’t have your glasses on. ย The Captain says I’d never be able to get a job as a caregiver. I’d have the residents keeling over from getting the wrong medicine.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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28 thoughts on “Losing It

  1. Could happen to anyone in a hurry!

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  2. Very funny! I’m sure we’ve all done it!

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  3. Could happen to me in a hurry any day, Anneli! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค ๐Ÿ™‚
    Give Emma a pat and big hug from us. xox

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  4. Ha ha ha…that is pretty funny, Anneli. Don’t feel too bad about the mix up. Someone I know had mistakenly used cooking spray instead of Pledge furniture wax spray. She couldn’t understand why the teak coffee table was so sticky after she’d polished it. About a year later, the same woman had done some baking and generously sent me a dozen wonderful smelling bran muffins. I took one bite and politely and discreetly threw them in the garbage. Lemon fresh scent on my tongue for days afterwards, but I am guessing my tongue was shiny. I can just imagine how the oven must have smelled after baking that batch of muffins. So, you see, don’t feel too badly. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happens to all of us now and then.

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  5. At least your windows will smell fresh, Anneli. I do things like that all of the time, usually it’s when I’ve got too much on my mind.

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    • I didn’t even think about Febreze because that is kept downstairs in the dogs’ cupboard. But we had occasion to use it the other day and I guess I put the Febreze under the kitchen sink instead of downstairs. There’s a lesson!! Always put things back where they belong. Good to know I’m not the only one who has “moments” and I like the reason you’ve given – too much on our minds!

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  6. Aging-adventures….
    we’re all on our way there, some will arrive earlier than others ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers !

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  7. This actually made me smile and chuckle. No one hurt nor terrible results, Anneli. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have done this with spot removing spray. I have also worried about substitutes for Visine or other more important stuff. Hugs xo

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  8. One morning, I started to clean my teeth with shaving cream.

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  9. I would recommend vacuum squeegee Kaercher. No Windex, no Febreeze , just soapy water and Kaercher. Guaranteed no streaks. Rechargeable battery. About $50. at Home Depot, I love cleaning windows!

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  10. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ So kann es gehen. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  11. As long as it doesn’t happen too often….


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