I am deep believer that in the old ways. Some may call what I do witchcraft, but that is simply their ignorance shining through over their common sense. I’m a practicing Wiccan, that is my religion and who I am at the very centre of my being and that is all there is to it. Passed down through the generations, I understand that herbs, correctly used, can save lives. Burning sage can ward away evil spirits and cleanse the air – these are the types of things my grandmother taught me as a child, but so many of those things have become lost to me over time. So I must seek out them out now, on my own, as an adult.
The problem with this, of course, is my ignorance. I mess up frequently and, sometimes, disastrously. I’m making fewer mistakes now than I was when I first started, but still, there are times when I’m forced to wonder if I’ve even learnt anything at all. Times when I make mistakes like the one I am currently grappling with. This is the real reason for my presence on this site of yours, Joanne, I was wondering whether you had any good contacts for discrete stain removal in Melbourne. It’s not that I’ve killed anyone, no, nothing like that! I don’t need to clean up blood or anything, it’s just a very potent mixture of some particularly distasteful ingredients needed for some charms I’ve been working on. The fool that I am, I spilt the bowl I was working with and got the contents all over my carpet. I’ve tried just about every method I can think of to get the damned stuff out but it won’t lift an inch. So I’m need of some truly expert carpet cleaners in Melbourne who wouldn’t ask too many questions but would be competent enough to do the job. If you could send any names my way that would be much appreciated.
The stains of our mistakes cannot be removed, but blight our conscious forevermore. – Joanne
My girlfriend had just come home from the shopping centre, always a worry. She spent the past two hours walking window shopping and gossiping with her sister, oh and of course spending my money. When we moved in together a few weeks ago she thought it best we start a joint savings account. I had done a lot of saving, she had done a lot of spending. My girlfriend was very social, always out and about doing things. I was more of a sit at home type of guy, who loved soaking up a bit of pointless television on the couch. You could imagine my surprise when my girlfriend comes home with a new, incredibly gorgeous puppy.
My heart melted the minute I saw her. That didn’t stop me seeing all the negatives that could come from having a puppy in our new apartment. My first thought was of our newly cleaned carpet and upholstery. The week before I had gotten upholstery cleaning, Melbourne was a lot dustier than our previous suburb. I was concerned about our carpets, puppies are known to have accidents. We had a lot to think about, the potty training, everything in our home getting chewed to bits or destroyed. The fact is my girlfriend is hardly home, so I knew this gorgeous little puppy would end up being my responsibility. The puppy ran over to me and jumped straight on my lap. I couldn’t bare to say anything negative, so the only words that came out of my mouth were “Oh! He’s so cute!”, and with that we had new puppy.
Two weeks later I was not as enthusiastic about the puppy. There had been several arguments about the dog, my girlfriend was not doing her share. The carpets were now spotted with dark stains and all of our furniture had gone from looking pristine, to looking thoroughly second hand. I had been sitting in the house for the past two days while my girlfriend was away, and I couldn’t bare it any longer. I desperately needed the help of professional carpet cleaners, Melbourne puppy school is getting a call this week. There was no way I could stand living in a house that constantly smelt of dog. I needed professional help, I needed carpet cleaning! Is this dog going to be a problem for our relationship?
Keep the dog, leave the girl. Your future is bright and clear if you follow your own path.