we are having a family of 6 (3 girls, one boy) house sit our house while we're on our great winter escape 2012. obviously there are pros and cons to such a situation...
pro:: i have to tidy up.
con:: i have to pack for a long trip AND tidy up.
pro:: i emptied out my fridge.
con:: finding something from 2009 in there.
pro:: i cleared my undies drawer.
con:: admitting my string bikinis days are over.
pro:: i washed and re-hung a curtain that had been splattered with coffee about this time last year.
con:: my pride was what finally motivated me to do it.
pro:: while i was at it, i washed and rehung all the dining/living area curtains.
con:: it was raining so i couldn't dry them
pro:: they dried on their tracks one night while keeping the light in and the cold out. (and that counts as a "twofer" right Angela?)
pro:: i also washed a pillow.
con:: Monte had vomited into it.
pro:: there are also some sparkly patches of carpet about.
con:: Ty and Monte. hurly burly.
pro:: i have to dust.
con:: isn't there an allergy to dust? i'm pretty sure i have it.
pro:: i have to clear the spiderwebs.
con:: who will catch the flies?
pro:: all the lightbulbs have been replaced, our housesitters will be able to walk around at night without fear of concussion.
con:: we have the dodgy-est electricity, so maybe the second half of that 'pro' won't apply after the first week or so.
pro:: someone will be able to feed the animals.
con:: the Vermin don't know that fancy American guests are staying over (please let the poison have worked this time!! let's pray...)
four days to go!!