Monday, October 17, 2011

If It's Dirty, I Clean It...Right....

We had a fairly uneventful weekend.

Tom bought the paint to do the floor of the gazebo cement pad and he blew the leaves off of it while I used the electric spray painter to paint it.  We did one thin coat on Saturday and then another heavier coat on Sunday but it still looks like it could use another coat.  We'll have to hit that next weekend.

For those of you who have someone come in and clean your house...have you noticed a pattern?  They always start out on fire to clean your house really well and then little by little, they clean less and less.  I called the lady that cleans my house this weekend and let her know that I am able to clean it myself again so I wouldn't be needing her services any longer.  When I hired her, you might remember that I quoted her as saying "If it is dirty, I clean it."   Harrumph.  I think she forgot to look in my shower to see the dirt the last couple of times she cleaned because I keep having to clean it after her.  Also, there is this small bit of floor (about 2 feet wide) between my side of the sink and the tub that she was never cleaning.  Then there were the baseboards...well, I could go on and on.  She cleaned my wood floors beautifully and the toilets (all important things...I totally agree with that ...) but... she was lacking in other areas.  I remember once she even cleaned all my windows.  Yeah, that blew me away and got me all excited about her but she followed the same pattern as other house cleaners from my past.  All fire and steam in the beginning just to become a poor performer when time passes and they get bored with the house.

It will be good exercise for me anyway.  8-)  I'll probably start looking for a new house cleaner when the new year rolls around.  Too much going on right now to take care of the interviews and decision making that hiring someone entails.

So, Max talks about becoming wiser because of pain that we experience.  It's a good one today.  I hope I have become wiser through the last year's experiences...I hope I can be a comfort to others who experience pain.  (Most people just think I am a

"What About Struggling?

By Max Lucado

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live in him.  Colossians 2:6

Struggling with life’s difficulties makes us a little wiser, a little more capable, enabling us to comfort others who experience pain.

Any difficulties we face in life are short-lived; all rewards are eternal.  A divine inheritance will be our reward for faithfulness to our heavenly Father."

By Grace Alone -