Friday, January 02, 2009

A Clean Start to the New Year

Happy New Year!
In an attempt to start 2009 on the right foot, I broke out my new Bissell ProHeat 2X CleanShot that was given to me from Bissell for Christmas and cleaned every square inch of the carpet in my apartment (approx. 900 sq. ft!). That thing is bad @$$! I picked up so much dirt, hair, and crud even after vacuuming with my stellar Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum first. I need to post some graphic pics to demonstrate its dirt-fighting prowess.
The ProHeat in action. Can you tell which side I've already cleaned???


This is some of the hair that the ProHeat picked up from the carpet. The best part is that it was primarily black dog hair from the PREVIOUS TENANT!! (note: The mini candy cane is for scale only and was not picked up by the Bissell)



So, a lot has happened since my last post. I went to Santa Rosa in mid Dec. for an 8 day training block with buddy Scott and to spend some time with boss man Glen as well. Congrats to Glen and Tonia for the birth of their first child, daughter Kira Christine Mitchell born on Dec. 26th!!! But don't think you can skimp on Birthday presents just b/c Christmas is the day before!
I also went home for Christmas for a few days which was nice but the weather was a little obnoxious. The one time I ventured out in the cold for a ride while I was back, I crashed 1 block later on a sheet of ice and flipped it. I also got to see Baltimore and D.C. for the first time. I got about a day's worth of each.


That bulge in Tonia's belly is now breathing, eating, crying, sleeping, and pooping in our world.


Here's the Capitol Building in D.C. After seeing how big it is, I think they should rename it the Capital Building. Also, it doesn't really lean, it's just a bad angle by the cameraman.


Okay, I gotta get out and RIDE! Here's to a great 2009!

4 comments:

Godfather Marco said...

Glad to see you're ready for '09!

We picked up a Bissell Momentum Cyclonic two months ago - we're kicking ourselves for not doing it sooner. Great product and keeps us clean from a dog, cat and two kiddos.

Have a great season!

TriT said...

Happy New Year Tom!

Have a fantastic 2009 and happy riding :)

Anonymous said...

Twas good to see you over Christmas. Sorry you found it necessary to leave blood and other body tissue on the streets of downtown Ventura. Nice turtleneck, by the way. Your cousins are all jealous!

Have fun and enjoy the ride!

Doreen

Maggie Hudnall said...

this is hilarious! I literally was laughing forever after I read your enthusiastic Bissell carpet cleaning extravaganza! hahahahaha