Last week I wrote about Jonathan pouring chocolate syrup all over the coffee table and carpet. I had tried to clean the carpet, but it still looked horrible; so I just put a mat over the spot until we could decide whether to
(1) have the carpet professionally cleaned
(2) remove the carpet altogether -- something we've already been thinking about, given that this carpet has seen better, uh, decades
(3) move the couch so that it hides the stain (Why do I find this option so appealing, I wonder? "Spot? What spot? I don't see any spot!")
Then last Friday we were hanging out at home -- I had just come home from picking Jonathan up at camp and was giving him a snack -- when a van pulled up and out jumped our friend Maureen from church, armed with a sponge and a bottle of
"I was thinking of you," she said, "and I knew I had this spray that works really well ... and I had an appointment downtown, so I just thought I'd come by." Then she got down on her hands and knees and attacked the stain, soaking and scrubbing it for about fifteen minutes.
Resolve is a pretty effective product: I'd say the stain is about 90% removed, so it's a huge improvement. (Disclaimer: The author of this blog post received no compensation from product maker Beckitt Benckiser LLC in exchange for this testimonial.)
But I think Maureen was even more amazing. She saw a need and just made herself, and her cleaning supplies, available to try to meet it. She was actually a bit of a Superhero to me at that moment (minus the cape), especially when she was down on her knees doing the dirty work.
Thanks, Maureen. Whatever we end up doing with the carpet -- replacing it, cleaning it, hiding the evidence -- doesn't really matter in the end ... but you showed me again that you've got a great heart.