Even worse, she was getting back and hip pain from standing in her kitchen and/or bathroom. Her apartment (actually a small duplex) is on a cement slab and I will concede that is/was hard on the feet. We looked into those nice, nifty anti-fatigue floor mats for the kitchen. Unfortunately, they were outrageously priced!
So she got a great idea of what "we" should do instead;
Ah, but it didn't end there. "Our" chiropractor (bless his kind and thoughtful *sigh* heart) remembered
So, to Agway we went. And
However, none of that hard work went to waste because she decided that
Never mind that they're impossible to clean. Never mind that all the mats and rugs together means "we" have to step up 2 inches to get into the kitchen. Never mind that the mats don't completely cover the floor so that there are high places and low places - serious tripping hazards - all in a very small space. Never mind that the throw rugs slide around.
"We" can't have sliding throw rugs, can we? After all that would look tacky. So
- Pick up each and every throw rug,
- Pick up the HEAVY rubber horse mats (I did mention that they are HEAVY, didn't I??? AND that they're duct taped together???? AHahahahahahahaha!!)
- Pick up all the time consuming, cobby, taped-and-glued together exercise mats,
- Put all the above outside in the yard because there's NO ROOM for them inside
- Ah heck, "we" might as well clean the floor while we have the chance...
- Now "we'll" put down some of the pieces of no-skid
- Then the exercise mats (and "we'll" tape them together so they don't slide)
- Then more no-skid
- Then the HEAVY rubber horse mats (We're talking HEAVY here!)
- Then MORE no-skid
- Then "we" throw the throw rugs
All done, right? No way. The standard silver duct tape looks tacky, so "we" go buy some black - it will blend in better. Oh hey, while "we're" down on the floor redoing the duct tape, "we" might as well clean, right? Of course, right!
But wait. There are still problems with 2 of the throw rugs sliding aorund in the kitchen. Maybe if "we" sew some "velcron" (ie. "velcro" in GrammaJ lingo) strips to hold the two rugs together, they won't shift as much. Oh hey, while "we're" down on the floor sewing "velcron", "we" might as well clean, right? Of course, right!
I think "we" are taking co-dependency to new heights! My next post may very well be about the secret charity baskets "we" are making for people...
Or maybe about the the things "we" need to buy to decorate her already cluttered apartment.
Or perhaps about the trips "we" should take or the people "we" should talk to or the perfect church "we" should be attending or the folks "we" should invite over for the holidays.
OK, "we" have alot to do today so I think "we'll" sign off for now.
Until next time this is Groovy (and, apparently, GrammaJ).