Of all the "modern" conveniences I love, I honestly think that my favorite is the carpet cleaner. Pretty sad, huh? But with two big dogs to track in dirt and a kitty who yaks up every time she eats so much as a blade of grass, I don't know what I would do without it. Especially since whenever someone has an accident or illness, they always seem to look for the nearest rug to barf or crap on. I don't know how people had carpets in their entire house before home carpet cleaners were invented.
And as I was cleaning up one of the critter's messes this morning, I took a good long look at the carpet cleaner. It was filthy. Absolutely disgusting. So I took it apart to clean it. I recommend a pair of rubber gloves and a strong stomach for that part. All I can say is it wasn't pleasant.
I also cleaned out the microwave this morning. I must be on a cleaning-things-that-rarely-get-cleaned binge. The microwave wasn't so bad, though. We're not complete heathens.