And the clean up continues….

September 26, 2007 at 9:53 pm 4 comments

I spat the dummy after I came home from a full day 8am – 5pm doing a ‘bunnings bbq’ for kinder and came home to a big mess. Now I know that it’s only me and the kids so the mess is largely my fault whichever way I look at it. I don’t clean up enough and I don’t make the kids do it enough, being tired or busy is just not enough of an excuse to satisfy ME anymore. So I told the kids – 1 room per day – 5 rooms in 5 days for the first week of school holidays then the next week we can just have FUN!

Now they groaned and moaned and carried on – particularly Owen – which got worse after a couple of macca’s toys that he apparently was very attached to landed in the bin…but then he started helping. The lounge room took pretty much all day because they didn’t want to help. The next two days we did their room and the bathroom. Then today I realised I hadn’t lifted the furniture in the lounge room in the big clean up. Now usually I do it on a reasonable regular basis as the kids are looking for some toy or other – ‘Annie’ (thomas’s coach) has been missing for quite some time now – still missing. But I did find approximately 8 odd socks and at least 12 matchbox cars, assorted puzzle and lego pieces and no fewer than 15 books. ok I shudder it was bad but that was under the couch, two chairs AND the tv unit…How I wish I had furniture that didn’t allow stuff to squeeze under it! oh well now the loungeroom really IS clean, as is the boys room and the bathroom. I was supposed to do Corey’s room today but alas I have worked and done under the furniture instead. Still I have the weekend kid free so I might even get it done then.

I also managed to book myself a SKIP to clean up the yard as well. AND oh happy day the back grass is going to be done shortly! Some delightful teenage boy said that he wanted to earn a bit of money cutting grass – he looked and then quoted me $25! Can you believe $25 for the same job some one quoted me $200 not long ago (ok I’ve done about a 1/4 of it since then) but he will also drag all the rubbish out to the pile (of old pagola) on the front grass ready to go in the skip! I swear he is going to get more than $25. He wasn’t sure when he could make but possibly Friday or over the weekend. That would be awesome as the skip is coming Friday afternoon! woohooo!

And a reminder – last time I ordered a skip around Easter I ordered it from VIC WIDE BIN HIRE and they SUCK BIGTIME. They kept saying give it 20min it will be there and it NEVER turned up and they NEVER returned calls. This time I went with one my next door neighbour recommended so I’m sure he will be just fine.

Now I’m off to face the music at the library. I discovered a book about 6-9months ago that was overdue by over 2 years – I had thought my ex had returned it. I was horrified and wimped out of returning it – I kept putting it off and putting it off but meanwhile my kids are missing out on the joys of the library. So wish me luck – I’m off

Entry filed under: HOME & GARDEN.

foot in mouth….again Oops

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Steph Davy  |  September 27, 2007 at 9:22 am

    how full on was bunnings!!! we did sunday it was CRAZY

    check out my blog – Ive tagged you 🙂

  • 2. Elisa  |  September 27, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Good luck with the library Jude, hope all goes well. A yay about the help with the rubbish removal. So there are some kids out there that want to earn some extra cash for some good ol’ fashion hard work. Hope it all works out for you

  • 3. soovee  |  September 27, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I am sure that the library will be happy to see the book returned…they are all about promoting reading after all, so I reckon they will be glad that you want to take your boys to the library.
    Fantastic about the garden – maybe you can give the kid a regular gig keeping it under control – he sounds like a great deal!!!

  • 4. Jen H  |  September 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Wow you have done welllllllllll!! Wanna send some cleaning vibes over here??
    Hey we had a Percy missing for about 2 YEARS!! We rediscovered it when we did some gardening one day! M must have buried it when we were doing the garden 2 years earlier and we never noticed lolol! He used to carry all sorts of things in his pockets….. We NEVER found a missing ring from one of those baby ring stacker toys – that was about 9 years ago!!! lol Yey re the kid gardening and he will be rapt when you give him a bonus! And yeh I agree with Soovee – see if you can sign him on regularly!
    Jen H


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