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I got this thing in the mail today. What’s even sadder is, I was kind of excited about it.

It’s a rubber brush, good for tweezing cat hair out of carpets. So I’m told.

I’ve been reading ‘helpful housecleaning tips’ websites. Which is pretty seriously out of character.

Have I mentioned my cousin is coming to visit in a few weeks?



Comment from gromulin
Time: August 8, 2018, 10:16 pm

Off topic, but this would be the audience that could validate: Has the Mothership gone off the rails, or is it just me? He’s not funny at all anymore, and it’s all cuck this and cuck that. Just shit content. The COBs seem to be the only thing holding it together from what I see.
(good luck with the cat hair. be happy it’s not rabbit fur…)

Comment from P. Douglas
Time: August 8, 2018, 10:17 pm

There’s a smaller hand-held version of the same thing that cats go ape-shit for rubbing their faces on. They will beg to be brushed with it.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: August 9, 2018, 12:18 am

I have the hand-held version and it works great at getting xul hair out of the Oriental rug in my bedroom. If I recall correctly, it was pretty good with dog fur, too, back when I had dogs. 😉

Comment from BJM
Time: August 9, 2018, 1:11 am

The only thing that gets cat hair out of carpets is a Dyson animal upright. Problem is the $600 price tag. I got mine about 12 years ago at Costco for less than half that. I hate Mr. Smarty Pantses smarmy ads, but his uprights work as advertized. Another great feature for we dog owners(currently 3 Springers) is that all the parts, except for the motor housing, the ball, are washable. No more dog funk.

@Gromulin, yep. The Cobs & Rons/Ettes will keep the lights on til the mothership rights, or not. Misha became unreadable, others burned out. It’s the nature of the beast…which is why we loves us some Stoats.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 9, 2018, 8:05 am

Very seldom go there, grom. Or anywhere political frankly. I’ve even given up on the Daily Mail, which has merrily gone to shit lately.

I’m a happier beast for it.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: August 9, 2018, 12:31 pm

Are you all talking about Ace’s site? It’s true, he hasn’t posted anything laugh-out-loud funny like his Kaboom! essay in quite a while, but I thought I was just missing those posts, as I don’t check in every day.

Comment from gromulin
Time: August 9, 2018, 1:58 pm

Wolf – Yes, Ace’s. It’s just all bitterness and vendettas the last few months. I still go there out of habit a few times a day, but am tired of it. Sad. I’ve been lurking around there since the beginning.

Comment from Drew458
Time: August 9, 2018, 2:26 pm

I gave up on Ace quite some time ago. Blog burnout happens to everyone sooner or later, and if you have a massive following that makes it tough to let go. Best bet is to find helpers who are still sharp and eager, and let them do most of the heavy lifting.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 9, 2018, 2:48 pm

The news is essentially the same every day anyway. Hair on fire over things which have already happened 16 times in the last 12 days. And let’s face it que sera sera.

Which is what makes Lady W so refreshing – there is no way I can predict what I’ll find here, unless it’s a Friday and someone on the current list has gone to join the choir invisible.

Druids, cheeken drawins, mail order surgery…

Present example – Rubber brushes – remove pet hair – good lord, we’ll need at least a dozen. Though it is possible Mrs D and I would suffer an allergic reaction to a pet hair reduced, let alone clean, environment.

Comment from gromulin
Time: August 9, 2018, 4:22 pm

Durned, Agree completely. This, and a few hobby forums, and a couple subreddits are the only place I bother commenting anymore. Prefer Sheep and Chicken based reporting these days.

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: August 9, 2018, 4:24 pm

Best of luck getting everything presentable before your cousin arrives, Stoaty–funny how stressful the imminence of even the most well-loved visitor can be!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 9, 2018, 7:15 pm

Those little rubber finger-y things are great for cat hair and, as P. Douglas accurately reports, the cat hair doesn’t need to have fallen off the cat. They do love to rub on the things!

I never got into Ace’s blog, no fault of his though. We still are having a good bit of fun at IOTW Report (used to be IOwnTheWorld but changed quite some time ago) and BFH and MJA plus a few others do a good job of mixing things up. It’s a not too heavy dose of politics, and then lots of off-the-wall amusing, entertaining, bizarre, or even education items. Quite a number of good regular commenters (I’m a regular but I’ll leave it up to you whether I’m good or not).

Comment from OldFert
Time: August 9, 2018, 7:18 pm

I’ll have to echo previous suggestions — hire a housekeeper/cleaning lady for a half-day or so. There should be some bonded/whatever services locally.
(We ain’t rich, but I’ve been able to afford a cleaning lady/housekeeper-type person off and on since we lived in Japan. Right now we have a lady come in every two weeks.
It’s been a great help to Mrs Fert and I don’t feel as guilty for not helping clean the place.) Hmm. I just did a Bing search for housekeepers, Suffolk, England and several popped up (even though I’m in the U.S.).

Unca B: you can really cover yourself in glory if you convince Miz Stoaty to find a housekeeper.

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: August 9, 2018, 7:39 pm

Absolutely Old Fert! Get yourself a house cleaner. I have had one for many years. When my husband was still alive I had her come a bit more often but now that it is just me and 1 dog and 1 cat I only have her come once every 3 or 4 weeks. I am fairly tidy, put stuff away as I use it as I detest ‘messy’. However, I don’t do dust or floors and often it seems I could plant potatoes on the tabletops. 🙂 She takes care of such, dusting, hardwood floors, vacuums, etc. Money very well spent and as seldom as I need her to come, easily handled in the budget!

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