oven mittsRecently I felt like a modern Don Quixote.... I was going to vanquish the army of spiders beneath my house.

While I was at war, my inner Sancho was sure I could never make a dent. I would never reach my dream of a spider-free basement.

However, I got out my Dirt-Devil and attacked the stairwell. It felt like a quixotic quest. I was sure I’d burn out the sweeper long before the cobwebs were gone.

All I wanted was a nice place for my new furnace filter and I gave up feeling defeated.

...or so I thought

I went down last week and the cobwebs that had ruled in the past were no more.

Don Quixote: vindicated at last!