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Saving the World One Backseat at a Time

I have two kids under 13 and when we go to weekly activities night at the church, I buy fast food because there is just no time after work before I have to leave to beat traffic, to make a good dinner.  This, unfortunately means that there are… ‘leftovers’ in the back seat.  These food fossils can make my car smell pretty raunchy.

I have fibromyalgia and when I have a really rough week with exhaustion, I come home for lunch and take a nap.  I live close enough to work, thank the Maker, that I can take a 20-30 minute power nap.  It really helps. But during these times, I don’t have the time or energy to do less ‘needful’ things, like clean the car.  My husband, however, knowing this, chips in and does these little, wonderful works of  service for me.Flea Breeze

This week during lunch he went in to take on the car (especially the backseat).  When I came out, he was holding a bottle I knew was flea spray:

“What are you doing?” I asked him (in ASL, of course).  “You know that is not cleaner?”

“Oh, yes,” he said. “I know.  I just was trying to make your car smell better with Febreeze.”

“That is not Febreeze.  That is FLEAbreeze,” I told him, spelling it out and then making the sign for bug.

He laughed.  “Well.  Your car is clean and completely flea free.”

I nodded my head, though I’m not sure how many fleas the kids brought into the car.

“You can blog about this,” he said, generously.  “How my husband flea proofed the back seat of the car… It’s one of those blind man skilz.”

And so… I did.

About Noelle Campbell

This blog is about my life and how I see things. I write, I think, I dream, I do. I used to write a lot of fantasy until I realized I was living one. I was married to a deaf-blind Hobbit in a realm we created together. He passed away in 2014, but our life was interesting enough I think you might like it too.

One response to “Saving the World One Backseat at a Time

  1. He sounds like a keeper. My ex would have been mad about leaving flea spray in an area where he could confuse it with Febreze.

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