Today I decided that as it was raining, I would make a start on the festive decorations by putting up the tree. The tree I have is rather large and it is fully my intention to get a much much smaller one! However, before doing this I decided to thoroughly clean the living room by pulling out the furniture etc etc.
Imagine my horror when moving a table out I discovered that the edge of the carpet nearest the wall was - threadbare!! Further investigation revealed that this extended along that wall to the corner (where the TV stands)- which was even worse, around that corner, along (not very badly) in front of the glass doors and into the opposite corner - where it was bad again.
I rang the company that had supplied and fitted the carpet about 4 years ago. They put me onto someone else who gave me a great deal of helpful advice. They determined that it was a moth which lays its eggs in the parts of the carpet that don't get trodden on - and from then on.....
So off I trotted to the local hardware shop and purchased the relevant spray that should kill the larvae. This I have now applied, and I am instructed to leave the room for 30 minutes and then return to ventilate it very well.
I'm in the 30 minute waiting stage which, when up, I shall return - throw open the windows and external patio door (thank goodness it's not freezing tonight!) and start to put all the furniture back. And will this work?....... Watch this space!
I could really do without this!!
Tomorrow, is another day - as they say................
9 hours ago