Happi­ly, the clean­ing ser­vice seems to have tak­en the come-to-Jesus talk quite seri­ous­ly. The maids were here for at least three hours, prob­a­bly more. The house absolute­ly sparkles. I love it!

They even cleaned the emp­ty fridge for us. Yes, we have two refrig­er­a­tors in use now. The one that came with the house sim­ply was­n’t big enough for han­dling bulk shop­ping and cook­ing, so the one that was at the Cot­tage is here now, too. It’s hooked up in the garage (which is right off the kitchen). rid­inrab­bit is going to run a water line to it for the ice maker.

Fridge2 is next to a freez­er we recent­ly received via FreeCy­cle. It has­n’t been cleaned yet, but if we don’t have time to do it in the next week or so, I’ll ask the maids to do it on their next vis­it. Yes, we’re seri­ous about the bulk shop­ping and cook­ing thing.

Actu­al­ly, they charge an extra $20 to clean an appli­ance. I’m seri­ous­ly con­sid­er­ing just hav­ing them work through all four (two refrig­er­a­tors, freez­er, oven) over four vis­its, then start­ing over again. The oven is “self-clean­ing” but that nev­er real­ly gets it clean.

Kar­li needs a bath. She man­aged to get some kind of yel­low-green some­thing on her muz­zle. It would­n’t be notice­able on most dogs, but it def­i­nite­ly shows up against her white fur.

She went out­side dur­ing the down­pour Thurs­day evening. It was­n’t even the worst part of the storm, and she was­n’t out­side long. But when she came back in, she left puddles—real puddles!—on the slate floor. I tried to dry her off, but the dou­ble coat makes that rather dif­fi­cult. At least she was­n’t incred­i­bly muddy.

Hav­ing a dog in the house again is an adjust­ment. I expect­ed that. Hav­ing a fenced yard makes things much eas­i­er. I’ve nev­er had a real­ly big dog live inside full-time before, though, so some things—like the sheer quan­ti­ty of water she brings in with her—are a bit surprising.

Real­ly, all the crit­ters could stand a bath. It takes far more effort per pound to wash the cats than the dog, though.

I need a “bor­ing house­hold stuff” icon.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂hap­py
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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