Since I am getting flack from my family for the personal stuff I am putting on my blog - I might as well go full tilt and talk about something that really galls me. Keeping House.
After the Bed Bug story yesterday, I came home and took a peek behind my bed. No bed bugs (whheeeww) but lots of dust, dog dander and little white Pica hairs floating around. I do clean back there every once in awhile but obviously NOT lately. Which brings me to the my point. When the woman, wife, mother says "I am really tired" that usually translates to "I need some help cleaning the house". Wouldn't it go much faster if you had a 4-man-team instead of a two-woman-team. And when I ask the two men in my family to help their response is: "give me a list or tell me what to do, I am more than willing to help". Ok, mind you, I just said "I am really tired" and that probably means, I am really too tired now to also make a list of things you two need to do. So, by not making the list, they can later say - "I would have helped but you never gave me the list".
Pet Peeve No. 1: When the bar of soap becomes a couple of little bubbles floating in the soap dish, please just open the cabinet door and grab a new bar, that I have purchased for that purpose.
Pet Peeve No 2: When the shampoo runs out and the bottles is tettering upside down in the shower stall, go to the store and purchase a new one, OR look in (same) cabinet for a replacement. There is usually an extra bottle in there.
Pet Peeve No 3: When the toilet has little black flecks stuck to the side of the bowl - grab the toilet brush. While you are there - have a look at the pee splatters on the wall and wash those off (THOSE are not mine doing).
Pet Peeve No 4: When taking a shower and after a couple of minutes the water is up to your ankles, that means the drain is clogged. And when I am down on my all fours, screwdriver in one hand and the drain cover in the other, it is too late to ask if I need some help.
Pet Peeve No 5: When collecting back yard dog poop, take a bag with you. DO NOT leave the collected items in the pooper scooper in the rain to melt into one big (well, I won't go there) and guess who gets to clean THAT up?
Pet Peeve No 6: When the indoor firewood is down to one little twig, go outside and get some more. I filled up the outdoor firewood supply for that reason.
Those are my pet peeves of the day. Do you have some you want to share?
James Caswell - 1948 / 2015
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