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Re: Way OT

I don't mind housecleaning, I just don't have time for it, especially this summer.
I tried those bubble things and it didn't work here either. I guess if
you have a shower instead of a tub they would. Just don't spray far
enough and IMHO basically all it was doing was spraying the cleaner for
you. I still had to rinse/dry later as I didn't like the film that was
left. (not that you could see it, but the next hot shower I could smell
it) It is a nice concept tho of spraying cleaner every time so it
doesn't build up....but it is only going where your shower water goes,
so stuff is still gonna build up on the top ledges etc...

With the high amount of time this summer needed for more important
things (family's health issues), I tried a maid service. It was a
disaster. They never closed a door to vacumn/wash a floor.... dusting
was only in the center of shelves, missed tons of stuff (claim to have
wiped up the counters, but the coffee drip from the morning was still
there!).....of course, I had DH here to greet them, but they came 2
hours early, so were long gone by the time I came home since I wasn't
planning on the that timing... I never would have paid them till they
got the job done right. I complained to deaf ears and even emailed them
some pictures and invited the supervior to stop in the next day and see
for themselves....

I really wish I could find help for the gardens and houses. I need
someone to do the basic stuff and with the little time I have could
tackle the other projects....like recaulking windows etc....


Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
  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 

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.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
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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> travel
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