Unexpected Homemaking

So, it’s a Monday….  Well, the homemaker aide came on Monday a week ago rather than on Tuesday as she did in the previous week, which also happened to be the first time she came and when there was a statement or so about something like, “Now, ahem, you’ll be coming at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Okay.” That clearly was a total waste of breath.  Tuesday not only was not the day this week, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. wasn’t the time, either, as she arrived a shade after 12:00 p.m. 

Naturally, the trash had not been gathered up.  There was thought, just a little, about how to use up the two hours cleaning time ahead of time.  Sweep the carpet does not take two hours. She got told to start scrubbing down the bathtub. The bathtub is one of those with attached side and ceiling area (rather than ceramic tiles around it). As yours truly is not steady enough to use it, the thing was just the way a previous resident had left it – well decorated with soap scum from shower water, although not impossibly dirty. 

While the bathtub still isn’t shiny and numerous paper towels were used up, it is better than it was.  While the rug still has some visible “extra light” areas, that isn’t as bad, either. As she decided she did as much as she could on the bathtub (a re-try next week has been “scheduled” already), she was given some odds and ends to do.  A directive to clean out the microwave last week didn’t quite get that job finished, and so forth. The trash did get gathered up, although the (rushed) effort created unnecessary personal exhaustion. 

Some folks see no time but their own. 

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