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Ahhh, a clean house.
I was forced to realize last month that I hate housecleaning. Seriously, I hate it. Okay, so I always really knew it, but I thought that hiring a housecleaning service was kind of failing or copping out, because I should be able to do that myself.

So when someone I respected made me actually say, "I hate housecleaning, and having a non clean house depresses me", I was face to face with the fact that I would rather do anything else if I can avoid cleaning the house. This same person said, "You just told me how much you've made this year playing poker. You can spare some of that and treat yourself to a cleaning service as a reward for winning."

So I finally did. I called up Merry Maids, had them come over and give me an estimate, and signed up right away for them to start the service. Even though they hadn't done any cleaning at all, I felt a huge weight lifted from my chest that this would be taken care of.

Of course, my friend Julie decided she wanted to crash at my house before the initial cleaning so I had to do some cleaning on my own anyway, but that's another story.

They came for the initial cleaning yesterday, and I came home to the lovely amazing wonderous thing we call a spic and span house. Of course, half of my trashcans were in different spots, and my dining room table was rearranged, and a couple other things changed here and there that I had to put back, but it is so worth it.

I walked around the house last night (and this morning since I'm working from home), going "Wow, my house is SO CLEAN!" It's fantastic, and I refuse to feel guilty about employing a cleaning service because this makes me feel so happy.

I'm also not going to feel guilty about taunting Pauly about the fact that I got AA three times while sitting at the same table as he did, while he just got A6o's. HA HA HA! Of course, I need to be careful or I may end up with a terrible nickname come Vegas time.
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badblood44 From: badblood44 Date: May 18th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I am soooooo the same way, except it's with mowing the lawn. I pay someone else to do it.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: May 18th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Well thank goodness I'm not the only one!

I don't think I can put into words the degree to which I loathe housework.
From: ark_lj Date: May 18th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

We're about to do something similar

With the recent, sad change in our life, my mother-in-law suggesting getting Merry Maids to do a full top to bottom. The goal will be to remove, among other things, all the hair that's left on things that are a pain to clean like the stairs and whatnot.

I'll have to bug you on-line (er, the other ways we have on-line) to find out more details about how you felt it went. From your post it looks like it went awesomely. Also, if we can get you some kind of referal kick-back, we'd like to do that too.
taopoker From: taopoker Date: May 19th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)


Ah, that's right. I need to come up with a nickname for you.... hmmmmm.....
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