I admit that the pails or buckets I use are not large ones as I cannot lift heavy loads.
I use medium sized buckets to hold water as I did my adventure of washing my car.
Doing my own car wash is different than going to the gas station and paying $10 for a hand washed car as I sat in the car.
The 2 attendants would do a quick squirt of foam and with a sponge, deftly and quickly rub the car down.
Then they use a pressure jet to hose the car clean.
I often leave the gas station and reach home to see dirt not wiped nor tyre rims cleaned.
I know I have a spinal issue and so I turn a blind eye to it as I cannot do cleaning on my own.
But today I felt the interior needed its usual wipe down and using the same small buckets of water concept, I ventured out to wash the exterior of my own car as well.
Tired but happy, I have a cleaner car.
The rims were gingerly cleaned with sponge and scrubbed clean.
I was right. I maybe told I cannot do alot of things. But if a task was broken down to manageable loads, I think I can do it.
The mindset is to try….not to be gung ho but try, knowing self limits where going beyond will injure self.
I felt achieved today as my car is nice and clean, both interior and exterior.
But it took me 20 buckets, 20 trips to the standpipe a car lot away. (*for people like me with a compromised spine, carrying anything for short distances is a forever challenge!)
20 buckets or pails of water later….I am encouraged 😀