It Started With a Crash

@Juliaacv (58922)
Canada
October 14, 2021 6:59am CST
I've been up for about an hour now. It was a noisy and messy start to my day today. I was reaching for something on the second shelf in one of the kitchen cupboards, when I accidentally knocked a full glass pepper grinder off of the shelf. We have marble countertops, and they are not very forgiving when anything makes a quick contact with them. This was a quick contact. I spent the next 45 minutes vacuuming and redoing it to make sure that I got all of the glass shards. I hope that I did get them all, but I won't feel completely safe until I vacuum just 1 more time and then mop the floor. Yesterday was a stressful day full of technology woes at work, hopefully those have been fixed. I am ready to have a smooth day today, how about you?
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@marlina (133344)
• Canada
14 Oct
So sorry that it was a bad start of your day, when it happens to me, I also have to vacuum over and over to make sure I get everything,
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
I felt like I should have gone back to bed. I made a small pot of coffee and I put the basket in just off a little, so there were grounds in my coffee. That pot had to be dumped and a new one started. Is it Friday the 13th today?
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@Fleura (17370)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
@Juliaacv If you had filter papers you could have poured the coffee through that.
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@marlina (133344)
• Canada
14 Oct
@Juliaacv , Not your best day for sure!
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@Janet357 (73783)
14 Oct
I can relate to this one, The problem is there are still tiny glasses hiding beneath the sofa or what. Hope it was all vacuumed,
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
I vacuumed it all up and mopped it and then threw the mop head out.
14 Oct
I hate vacuuming. I ts truly the never ending chore.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
@iloves88 I would rather vacuum a few times then step on a shard of glass.
@Fleura (17370)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
We have a hard tiled kitchen floor on which a few items met their ends in the first few months we lived here. Things seemed to improve after that, maybe we subconsciously remembered to be more careful. The best way to pick up those tiny shards of glass is with a damp cloth. A vacuum won't pick them up. Just use some dampened old rag to carefully wipe all over and then throw the whole thing away.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
I vacuumed for a long time because some of them flew and scattered onto the floor and they slid here and there. I feel like once I mop, which is almost like using a dampened rag, I will be safe in thinking that I got it all. Then you watch, I will step on a piece and all of my confidence will be shattered. Seems to be a theme this week.
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@Fleura (17370)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
@Juliaacv The problem with the mop is that you can't get those tiny specks of glass out of the mop afterwards!
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
@Fleura I have a sponge mop and it has a replaceable sponge mop head that I will just toss out and the next time that I need to mop I will put a fresh new one on.
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@NJChicaa (103427)
• United States
14 Oct
Not a fun thing first thing in the morning
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Not at all.
@wolfgirl569 (49341)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Oct
Hope the rest of the day goes better for you
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Thanks, it turned right around and it a great day.
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@oahuwriter (17870)
• United States
15 Oct
@Juliaacv So glad for you, everything good now.When I break glass, and in my over 6 decades of living, I've broken some , I add, something evil or bad ended forever. I feel better. Like you, cleaning it up carefully afterwards.
@m_audrey6788 (54547)
• Germany
14 Oct
It happens to me and it was really hard cleaning up the mess. Yesterday, I was so busy with my online work and can`t be on mylot for a long time but now I am free and enjoying mylotting
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
I have to mop the floor still, then I will be confident that I did get all of the tiny pieces of glass. Its not the greatest way to start the day, sorry that you know that all too well yourself.
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• Germany
14 Oct
@Juliaacv Yes. Sorry about that.
@Vree0937 (2884)
• Indonesia
14 Oct
I wish you a good luck for today. Believe that today will be a good and calm day after yesterday's woes
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
It is a great day now, I got the bad all overwith early.
@RebeccasFarm (49347)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
Oh dear so sorry Julia..I know how that kind of accident can take up a lot of time and frazzle your nerves. Try to have a good day now. Today is like any other day here but colder and I never know what is going to happen.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
The day turned around and its been a great day. I even was approached to go to another department, but I declined the offer, I like what I do. Stay warm, its still quite mild here.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
@Juliaacv I am glad you declined..would it have been more money?
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
@RebeccasFarm I did not ask, I like my schedule and my wages are good. Starting over in a new department and learning everything from scratch would be too hard for me.
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@kobesbuddy (136351)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Oct
Oh Julia, I know exactly how this feels! Except what I knocked on our floor was a crystal bowl(not genuine)that belonged to a woman Jay worked with! I did clean up the mess, it was horrible:( When we moved the refrigerator out a while later, there were pieces of glass underneath.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Oh that must have just about broke your heart. My pepper grinder is much more easy to replace. My day turned around and I was asked to go to another department but I declined since I am so happy here. Plus I am getting too old for more training.
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@kobesbuddy (136351)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Oct
@Juliaacv When Jay told Barb that I'd broken her dish, she wasn't upset. I guess Barb found it at a yard sale, it wasn't what she considered a valued piece.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
@kobesbuddy But valued to both you and Jay.
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@LadyDuck (360648)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
I am so sorry, be sure not to walk barefoot in the kitchen today.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Its all cleaned up and the day is turning out to be wonderful. My manager had another manager ask if I would like to go to another department at work. It was nice to be asked, but I declined as I love what I do.
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@LadyDuck (360648)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
@Juliaacv We also had a beautiful sunny day and today it seems the same. I am so glad your managers are appreciating your work so much. I would not change either, as you like what you do.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
@LadyDuck It was nice to be asked, but I have no intention on going to another department at this point.
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@Hannihar (118386)
• Israel
15 Oct
@Juliaacv When I started to read your post I thought that you fell. I am glad you did not fall and sorry the pepper grinder fell. That is a mess to clean up glass. I can understand the steps you did to get it all cleaned up. I hope today is a better day for you.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
Today will be a great day.
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@Hannihar (118386)
• Israel
15 Oct
@Juliaacv I hope it is for you.
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@JimBo452020 (64467)
• Montrose, Scotland
15 Oct
Your hubby didn't have a great day yhe other day. And now you Cleaning up glass would ruin anybody day. Making sure not on tiny piece remains lest it hurt someone or a pet etc I know how you must have gelt
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
It wasn't the greatest start to any day, but the day was great after I cleaned that up. I was even asked by my manager if I wanted to go to another department-which I declined, but it was nice to have been asked.
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@JimBo452020 (64467)
• Montrose, Scotland
15 Oct
@Juliaacv Nice to be asked indeed
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@CarolDM (158540)
• United States
14 Oct
Oh I am so sorry. It happens. It seems so hard to find all of those tiny pieces of glass. This too shall pass for you.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Thanks the day turned right around and it’s been a near perfect day since.
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@CarolDM (158540)
• United States
14 Oct
@Juliaacv So happy to hear.
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• China
15 Oct
Not sure if I can say you had a bit of bad hair day.Glad that it was over and you will have smooth days from now on.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
I got all of the 'bad' done early in the morning, the rest of the day was great.
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@Courtlynn (68776)
• United States
15 Oct
Oh no! I would be doing it over and over again too
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
That is what I did, vacuumed several times and then mopped.
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@aninditasen (3237)
• Raurkela, India
15 Oct
Mine is a cool calm day. Today is Bijoya Dashmi or Dusherra in India. I prayed for our well-being to Goddness Durga. Going out has been restricted in our city.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
Enjoy this special day.
@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct
So sorry for you for the things it happened to you. It's better to vacuum it one more time and mop it.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
I have it all cleaned up and the rest of the day was great.
@JudyEv (255573)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Oct
Things don't bounce on our countertops either and the shards seem to go from one end of the room to the other. Hope your day goes better than yesterday.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
Today is shaping up to be a good one. Of course it IS Friday, and that has alot to do with it.
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@snowy22315 (123995)
• United States
15 Oct
Yes, me too, but not sure when one is going to be happening. I just have to keep calm and carry on.
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
15 Oct
Good words to live by.
@allknowing (101436)
• India
14 Oct
After the storm comes the calm and you seem to be enjoying that calm. Have a nice day
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@Juliaacv (58922)
• Canada
14 Oct
Yes, well spoken words, that is exactly how my day turned out to be.
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