The guy from Coit Carpets has arrived, and is very pleased at how I rearranged the apartment for cleaning of carpets. I'm now imprisoned on my sofa (hooray for wi-fi!) while he goes about his business and until the carpet dries out. Fortunately, this professional steam-cleaning tends to dry much faster than Rug-Doctor-style home units. I found this out the hard way a few years ago when I rented one to clean my then-housemate Michael Wallis's carpets. (I had been freeloading so much that I thought I should do something to help out like clean the carpets.) There was so much moisture in the carpet that some time later we found mushrooms growing out of the carpet in one dark corner of the room!