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Re: Way OT


I recall years ago during my 2nd marriage, trying to get my husband to do anything. No way. He did concede that if I insisted, he would hire a maid to do his half of the household chores. Of course I couldn't afford the other half, so in my mind that was equating me with maid service and I didn't like it so I did it all myself. Now it's all up to me (and there's no way I could afford a maid) which is usually fine because I'm the only person who has to see it - until I get a visit. Actually I'm glad she's coming, the shower really needed work. The fridge, too.

I'm not sure my sister really knows this about me. We're 7 years apart and she's lived elsewhere almost all her life, so we never really had much contact.

Don't get me wrong. On the surface, my house is passable except during the April whirlwind of preparing my garden, the MG nursery, and getting my plant sale set up. It's the nitty gritty stuff, the floor corners, the litterbox area, and the d**n shower.


Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT


Kitty, I'm in total sympathy with you.  I'm a terrible housekeeper, too.
It's not that I don't enjoy a clean house - I just usually have so many
more interesting things to do, and I am constitutionally opposed to
spending time and effort doing something that will just have to be done
again in a short time.

Your sister must know this about you, and must be prepared for it, so
why knock yourself out.

When Chet retired some years back he declared that since I was still
working a lot, and since I made such a thing about housework, he would
take on those chores. No big deal.  Of course he could handle them with
his eyes closed.  It was nearly six weeks before he hired a woman to
come in every other week to do the heavy cleaning.  In my opinion, that's
the best answer - beats any machine you could buy.
Auralie


In a message dated 9/1/2008 8:43:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

I confess, I am an awful housekeeper.  My mom taught me how to do it right
but...
I scrubbed the bathroom shower yesterday  as my sister is coming for a
visit. And today I remember why I don't do it often.  I have a crippling
headache from the fumes. I've tried that Shower Shine stuff you spray after
every shower, but can't handle those fumes either.
So, to get away from the chemicals, I went to Lowe's and bought one of those
Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaning machines.  It's supposed to spray for 12
seconds. It only sprays for 6. Guess I'll call customer service tomorrow.





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