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Re: Way OT


Just clean up the kitchen and bathroom and put vases of flowers around...it
always works for my sister.


> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/2/2008 6:09:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT
>
> aw geez, thanks Rich.  I wasn't really fishing; it just sort of slipped
out.
> I am preparing to dazzle her with Irish Potato Bread, Ma's Ginger Cake,
and 
> Macaroon Brownies that I am baking tonight.  With all that, she probably 
> won't be able to see clearly enough to see any dirt anyway.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard Apking" <redfour@omni-tech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 11:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT
>
>
> > Don't be so hard on yourself Kitty, everyone that is on this 'chatsite'
> > benefits from your knowledge and experience.  As far back as I can
> > remember you've never failed to give some well needed and excellent
> > advice to anyone who voiced a problem or concern.  Once again, cut
> > yourself some slack.  From where I sit you are one hell of a person.
> >
> > Kitty wrote:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >> 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.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> 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.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> **************It's only a deal if it's where you want to go. Find
> >>>>> your travel
> >>>>> deal here.
> >>>>> (http://information.travel.aol.com/deals?ncid=aoltrv00050000000047)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
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