So twice is a pattern isn’t it? I am getting there with trying to get at least this post done each week.
So I really think there was an improvement from last week.
Such a gorgeous living area. I feel so lucky to be living in this house.
Dishes are cleared from the kitchen and benches have been wiped and mostly cleared too. Although I currently have most of my SHE card file spread out on the bench.
Mischief has left some of her drawing stuff on the table but at least all of the dishes are cleared.
It constantly amazes me how true this is.
So anyone who has read more than one post of this blog has probably picked up on the fact that I’m a bit flighty. I tend to zoom around at a million miles per hour to ensure that I get everything done but because there is always so much to do and because I am more than a bit forgetful things tend to be forgotten or just plain not done. I am absolutely a perfectionist with a procrastination problem. But once I get something done it gets DONE!
So that house inspection that I was so confident of passing… yup I flunked it. She is coming back in 2 weeks to re-inspect. Apparently our agent is known around town for being a complete hardass. So we have a list of stuff she wants fixed, some of her complaints were completely fair:
- Grass growing in the garden beds – although it was there before we moved in
- oven dirty – I have no excuse, none at all, I just didn’t get there.
- mould in the showers … yeah lets not even go there I am squicked out as well. But it was little enough that I genuinely just missed it. Note to self exit mould is my friend in this house!
But some of it was just ridiculous:
- The back patio needs sweeping
- the floors aren’t vacuumed – I vacuumed them 2 days before I just hadn’t done them before she arrived.
- the door tracks had grass in them – as in dead grass from when we mowed the lawns 2 days ago….
- Moody’s bedroom was messy
- There was (shock horror) hair on my ensuite floor…
So Housework Wednesday
There are some minor bits and pieces that have changed since yesterday chiefly among them that he kitchen was MUCH neater and Mayhem’s shoes weren’t in the middle of the lounge but this is what she was pretty much looking at and we still got busted. But lesson learned, when the agent is a hardass play the game and sweep the damn floors!! But seriously I have an oven cleaning kit sitting in my kitchen and have already exit moulded the showers (I think that will become a weekly habit actually 🙂 ).
So I am back on track! YAY! It has taken me a few weeks to wrestle the house back to being somewhat on track but it is a good feeling to have it neat and tidy and clean. Continue reading
So this week has been tougher than most, and I’m not quite sure why at the moment as a result the house has suffered. I can make excuses about being sick (which I have been), being lazy (which I have been) being caught up (which I have been) but all in all it is pretty much an unremarkable week culminating in a mess!! So this afternoon (after sword practice, must not forget the sword practice for Moody) I will be climbing back onto the horse and whipping this house back into shape. In the meantime: Continue reading
Again from the housework relm, but I desperately wanted to share. Today The Man brought someone home, his boss in fact. I only had half an hours warning that they were on their way, just enough time to whip around and tidy the last of the “stuff” lying around, put some makeup and vacuum the main floors.
He probably thought we were a bit odd given that I had a bucket of mop heads in the kitchen sink but I really don’t care, they were sitting in a bucket of disinfectant solution to wipe over any mishaps with the toilet training. They are in the sink to keep them away from Mischief and Mayhem, because while they may not drown each other they absolutely will spread the water over every surface imaginable.
But the thing is the house is clean, tidy, put together and organised. We had clean dishes for his lunch and the table, benches and chairs were clear.
This is a first for me, I like it! So worth the work to keep the house up to standard.