Friday, July 10, 2009

A Few Housekeeping Items:

Let me set the record straight.

I hate mopping floors.

It hurts my back.
I have never met a mop I liked.
Swisher, Switzer, whatever that thing is called...only lasts 2 minutes on my tile.
And that Shark steam thing....pffft....don't waste your money on that.
I'm really spoiled and I used to have someone who would come in and mop my floors every week.
But not anymore.

I do get someone twice a month to do the dirty deed-for which I am eternally grateful.But there are those times in-between that it must be done.
Like when you've had three or four toddlers running through the house.

So I'm trying to figure out how come I let TL talk me into 5 miles of tile in my house. (you can't see it in the photo but it goes allll the waayyyy down the halll....)

Second.....remember this?My sagging undermount sink?
So TL calls my nice contractor who redid our house five years ago for a recommendation for someone to fix it. Let me say first that he is a really, really nice man and he did a fabulous job on our house. It's just that I don't like some of his subs.
Because when I call the sub, a woman answers saying, "This is ______'s cell phone."
I nicely explain the problem, wondering if I can make an appointment for him to come and fix the problem.
"Well, I'll take your name and number and we'll call you back when we're in the neighborhood."
Yeah, right. Three days later and no call.
I thought these were hard economic times.
So I'm going to be devishly happy when they finally call and I announce to them that I have found someone else to fix the problem.


Granny J said...

I'm with you on the mopping! We have pine wood floors and I love them especially right after I mop but I will delay that chore for as long as possible! I do not know how your legs hold up to all of the tile but for cool-ness it's essential.

Mo said...

And here am I wishing I could have all my carpet ripped out, and getting a floor I could mop instead! :)

Julie said...

Oooohhhh...that's alot of tile! At least you don't have white grout!

Lori said...

housework is never ending, grrr! sweeping and mopping my least favorite!

Michelle Aguilar said...

hey I love your house and what a blessing to have a nice house like yours. I never seen any flaws but, no matter what house it is, there is always flaws. :)
Ok, what is the name of your contractor whom remodeled?
I told my Juan that it will take $20K to remodel this 1979 double wide. I know that we just got our brand new huge 4 ton air installed, after lightening last November, this past Saturday and oh my Marilyn, it is so nice and cool, feels like 60 degrees in here. Now the carpet has to go since it was cleaned twice and the carpet man, said no more sorry!
It is tan and dirty thanks to living by the mountain, dogs, kids, adults, muddy shoes, boots, etc. LOL

Wanna hire my niece? She is an excellent housekeeper and speaks spanish/english. She can help teach you some more words?
She lived with us for 3 months and traded cleaning for rent, oh my talk about spoiled. She does deep cleaning and if very through.
She charges $10 per hour!