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My Husbands Hired House Keeper

June 24th, 2014 at 08:23 pm

My husband has decided that since I'm gone all of the time that he needed to hire a housekeeper,
I occasionally go home a few days if I can find someone I can trust to stay with my Dad, but it just doesn't happen much,
I do agree with him, someone needs to clean his restroom, he is a rancher and you cant believe how his shower looks after he's been out in the pasture all day! Plus he is just not one to clean.
He found a lady through my sister in law, she works for her and another couple who live on the same road as us. We live 30 miles from the nearest town so she has to drive a good way.
The job just requires dusting, changing beds, sweeping, mopping, and vacumming area rugs. I have a steam mop so mopping is very easy to do on the hardwood floors and theres a fluid in the same steam mop that shines them. It really isn't a lot of work, as far as the rest of the house goes we are very neat and we pick up after ourselves. Id like to have someone do baseboards and ceiling fans, the stuff I really dislike doing. We don't leave dirty clothes or dishes for her to clean.
After she worked the first day my husband asked the sis in law how much he should pay her for 5 hours and she said 150 dollars. That's 30 dollars an hour! She refuses to use the steam mop or the vaccum I think it might be because she thinks something might go wrong with them. After she cleaned last time I went home for a day and there was dirt all under the rugs and in the spare bathroom. I just would think that for that price she could sweep vaccum and mop!
My sister said she would do it for that price and I think I'll take her up on the offer because she does know how to clean.
Does anyone here use a housekeeper? What are the rates in your area?

Garden Producing and Ebay Profits

June 24th, 2014 at 07:58 pm

We have been getting produce from our garden for a month and a half now. We have lots of green beans, okra, black eyed peas, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers.
Our watermelon is starting to produce, they just need to get bigger, I can't wait, I love watermelon! I love making a full meal of veggies that we grow ourselves, nothing like cornbread, black eye peas and onion. The taste of home grown is so much better than store bought. I made some omelettes with the bell pepper and onion and they were delicious.

I've made 667.00 dollars this month so far on eBay which isn't bad considering everything I've sold has been in the last week. I've done very well this year. It gives me something to keep busy with while I'm staying with my Dad during his illness.

My father continues to go downhill little by little and he is now taking liquid morphine for the pain. I wish there was something I could say or do for him. I know it must be scary knowing you will die any day. I felt the same with my mother, that was the thing that got to me most. There is just nothing to say that makes anything any better. It just still doesn't seem real that both my parents had cancer at the same time and we will lose have lost them both in such a short time.

My grand daughter is also in the hospital for salmonella poisoning. It is very dangerous in infants and she will have to stay in the hospital for two weeks on an I.V. If you believe in prayer please say a few for my family!