Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

# 47 WHERE IS HAZEL

This is post is number 47 in the marathon.

 I am getting ready for our housekeeper to come tomorrow.  Her name is Lili and not Hazel, but I absolutely could not do without her.  Ron finds it humorous how hard I work to get things ready for the housekeeper.  (I know some of you know what I mean.)

This morning I am thinking about Hope's last visit.  Her mother told her not to get in the way because Granny's "maid" would be here working.  Hope ran in the house with such excitement and wanted to meet Lili right away.  I introduced them and watched Hope grow quiet and shy.  

A while later I saw Hope pouting.  "What is wrong?" I inquired.

"She wasn't wearing her uniform." Hope said.


14 comments:

  1. Very funny! This gal has been watching older movies perhaps. Love it. The Zen flower is an amaryllis that I have been re-growing every year.

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  2. There's nothing like having someone in to clean - I've always hated cleaning and I have a friend does a fast job and always needs extra cash, so it works out for both of us. Like you, I tidy for him, big time. :)

    My neighbor, who could probably stand to have more to do, reported that he put a cigarette out in a plant on my back porch. She was watching him from a window (I silently refer to her as Mrs. Kravitts) :) But there was no cigarette butt in the plant when I looked, so I have no issue with that.

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  3. Tabor -- I wouldn't know what an Amaryllis looks like because I killed the only one I tried to grow. I have a black thumb.

    Changes in the wind -- It was so cute. I don't know how she got the idea that a maid should wear a uniform but she sure had plans on seeing one. Plus I never call my housekeeper a maid. Hope just got that idea from her mom saying the word.

    Lynn -- I have had four housekeepers and none have been any good until Lili. She is wonderful and sometimes she might do something that would lead to criticism but I would never complain. She works hard and makes me so very happy. She does not speak English very well so I use google translate to communicate with her sometimes. It is wonderful living in the country because we don't have any Mrs. Kravitts but sure had a bunch in town.

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  4. Annie,

    When our Housekeeper (Cleaning Lady) comes I spend hours getting the house ready for her.

    Sometimes it looks so good when I'm done, I don't care if she comes or not....

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  5. We don't have a cleaner in the UK but we have someone who goes once a month to check our house in the States. She then does clean the house before we arrive. Not very well.

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  6. Nancy -- I don't get THAT busy...but Ron is pretty sure that I do enough. The morning after she has been here is the best day of my week. (actually every other week). It is a day I truly feel like I can be leisurely.

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  7. Hazel - oh my goodness, I remember that show! :)

    It's funny to clean up before someone comes to clean, but that's just human nature at work, isn't it?

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  8. I can so relate to the cleaning before the maid comes...& I can tell you for sure it is very depressing when they have to quit or you move, whatever. I hate losing a good housekeeper!

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  9. I'll bet Hope wasn't as disapointed as Ron was when maid wasn't wearing her outfit.

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  10. LL Cool Joe -- If I had a complaint about my housekeeper it would be that she is too thorough. Her price is the same if she works one hour or three and usually she is here for longer than 3 hours. She begs me to let her wash the windows!

    Talon -- I guess I really like the fact that it encourages me to get moving.

    Debbie -- Oh yes, a good housekeeper is GOLD!

    Cliff -- That's okay, I've got the outfit:)

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  11. To Grannie, in response to your response to Cliff: I bet that outfit fits just right too! LOL

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  12. I remember the Hazel tv show- even her voice. You're lucky to have a trusted helper.

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