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Re: Way OT

Thanks for the male viewpoint Rich. Yes, you are right. She's here to see 2 sisters and a nephew getting married. And frankly, I think she's probably more of a slob than I am. It's just one of those things that sort of sticks with you through your life. I never measured up to her in so many ways, not that she would have noticed. I just wish I could have gotten something right. Even if it's a clean house.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Apking" <redfour@omni-tech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT

Hey Kitty,
Since I'm a male, my house is the last thing to receive any attention,
just the way I am.  Since my little sister is one of those compulsive
neurotic types (if you're staying at her house and get up in the middle
of the night to use the toilet, she'll make the bed) I always worried
that my house wasn't up to par when she would make one of her infrequent
visits.  We had a talk one year, and both of us figured out that we
visited each other to see each other, not our houses.  So-o-o, cut
yourself some slack; I'm very sure your sister is much more interested
in seeing/visiting with/ talking to you as opposed to inspecting your
home.  Sincerely, and I do mean sincerely, Rich in Z-5 where we are on
the edge of drought.

Kitty 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 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.

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,
the best answer - beats any machine you could buy.

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
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

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