This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own.
As many of you know, we are currently living in a hotel in Stuttgart, Germany, while we look for a house or apartment. It’s been just over a full month since we checked in, if you can believe it. I was initially dreading this time of living in limbo, but it has turned into a nice chance to get accustomed to our host country while all of our basic needs are being well provided for.
Our rooms are great; however, when we checked in, there were two mysterious stains on our carpet, both about the size of a quarter.
I completely forgot to mention the spots to the hotel staff, and since our cat is with us, I was a little concerned that they would think she was the source.
(For those of you who are wondering about Harley, he’s still stuck in the US as Frankfurt has closed the airport to pets until the end of the month. We are so thankful for our good friends who have hosted him for a month longer than any of us expected!)
Back to the spots. I decided just to take care of them myself and then there wouldn’t be a problem. As you all know, I am completely brand loyal to Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. Even without knowing exactly what these stains were or how long they’d been there, I knew that Spot Shot would be able to take care of them.
By the way, you can pack aerosols in your checked baggage in reasonable quantities. So yes, I packed my Spot Shot, along with my hair spray and dry shampoo!
Just shake the can, spray on the stain, let the foam soak in for five minutes, and blot with a white cloth or towel. Repeat as needed until the spot is gone.
To be honest, these were the toughest spots I’ve ever removed; it probably took seven or eight applications to get them completely out. I still have no idea whatsoever what those stains were, but they wanted to stay put! Spot Shot won eventually, though; it almost always does.
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wow you and your family are so generous to do all this for our country! Thank you!
it’s very interesting to me how everything is done in the military! I had no clue, i hope they give your husband a big promotion for going to Germany!
My son is in the National Guard but that’s mostly weekends, but more demanding than we expected? they will pay for his college 🙂
Take good care of yourself and your family! Stay safe!
Thanks for writing, June! That is a great way for your son to earn money for college; my husband went through undergrad on a ROTC scholarship years ago and look how that turned out! I wish they would give him a big promotion for moving to Germany, but that’s not really the way it works. 🙂 Assignments in Europe are very popular, as you can imagine, so we just feel lucky to be selected.
I appreciate the kind words and good wishes–thank you!
Good luck Christy to you and your family. I know wherever you live it will be beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life with us and thank you to your husband for his service in the armed forces.
Thank you so much, Sherry! At this point we are very ready to move on from the hotel. They have been lovely but I am missing my own bed (and especially my own kitchen!). I hope to have an update for everyone on our home search in the next week or so.
I know this must be a huge change for your whole family, including your pets, so thank you to your husband and also to you for standing beside him to keep our country free! It looks like you have a beautiful view where you are and a good spot for your kitty, so I hope you enjoy! It’s good to know about Spot Shot because we have 1 dog and 6 cats!
Thanks for writing, Jeanine. Yes, you definitely need to know about SpotShot with all of those pets–I use it all the time! You are right, we do have a beautiful view from our window on the sixth floor, and there’s just something about the sky here in Germany. They have the prettiest clouds!
Thank you for your kind words. It’s a privilege to be able to support my husband while he serves.
Angela McCormick says
Well done – so good in fact they may offer you a job 😉
LOL–my husband said I should share the post with them!
Welcome to Germany! I hope the Germans will be welcoming and friendly and that the positive experiences will outweigh the negative. I live near Darmstadt not too far from Stuttgart, so it feels like one half of a far away American blog suddenly is very near. 🙂 I look forward to read about your life in Germany from an American perspective. Good luck 🙂
Hallo, Molly–I love that you are close by! Are you also connected to the US military or are you German?
So far, so good. I’ve honestly found the Germans I’ve interacted with to be very friendly (they find my terrible attempts to speak German hilarious which always helps). I’m adjusting to some of the cultural differences, like the way they love to stare and the fact that no one makes eye contact or smiles at each other. Coming from the South, that is taking some getting used to!
Linda Pemberton says
When did yall get orders for Germany? Ive been out of the loop for awhile. That would be so exciting for me. I no youll make the
most of it. Plan to visit Rothenburg the oldest city with the original wall around it from centuries ago. They also have a tremendous Christmas market!!!
Hey Linda–We got official orders in February although we expected it was coming. Lots of wrinkles this year due to Covid, but we’re thankful to finally be here. Rothenburg is lovely, isn’t it? We went in 2000 and again last year but haven’t been since we moved here. If our families are ever able to visit we’ll take them there for sure.