"I'm going out for meeting", I told my colleague as I walked out the office. I hope she didn't see the glint in my eye. If only she knew I had an appointment with a piece of equipment.
I drove home quickly, opened the door slowly and true enough, there was no one at home (Rusty's not counted). Great! I like it when nobody's around to disturb me.
I went into the storeroom and there it was, looking forlorn in the dark corner. I turned it on. It came to life instantly and started purring and whirling away. I put on some music and opened the windows to let the sun shine in.
Soon, I was working up a sweat as Rusty sat watching me. This always gives me a good workout. With the kids out of the way, I didn't have to worry about the racket we were creating.
It was over and done in 30 minutes and an immense wave of satisfaction washed over me as I surveyed the room. I really should sneak off and do this more often!
I settled down for a cup of coffee and crackers. The house is spotless again. I shall go back to the office now. But first, let me put that piece of equipment back in the storeroom. Yup, I'm talking about my vacuum cleaner.