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20 Buckets Of Water Later…

on January 31, 2015

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 ๐Ÿ˜€


13 responses to “20 Buckets Of Water Later…

  1. 20 buckets of water and you are fit! -nod nod-

  2. scifihammy says:

    Hats off to you GH! I am exhausted when I wash my car – which is not very often. I have to jump to wash the middle of the roof.
    And carrying all those buckets, even if moderately sized, is also exhausting. You have earned your soapies today ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nice! difficult things in manageable sizes, I can go for that!

  4. Fatina96 says:

    woahh!! thats some hard work you did there! i’m impressed lol :p

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