Monday, June 4, 2012

{pros&cons} of having housesitters

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!!
~Dee

12 comments:

  1. Deeee I'm gonna miss you! I really hope you do have a fabulous time with your whanau! :)x

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  2. you are hilarious! Hope the kidlets are feeling better for you tomorrow ~ must be so stressful! xx

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  3. 4 days!!! I'm gonna miss you tooooo!
    Awwwwwwwwww
    xoxo

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  4. for some reason I thought you were already gone! wow washing curtains aye!! that's serious stuff, im tempted to buy new ones.....;)

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  5. Packing up to go away hard enough task - doing your house over as well : epic!! Don't envy you but liking the way you're finding some pros! Worth it for a good holiday of course! Have fun!

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  6. hahaha I love this post. I have a feeling mine would be similar.

    xx

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  7. i just came across your blog - love it :) your family is gorgeous. i'm from down south! nice to read a NZ blog!

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  8. there's an allergy to dustmites - and Daniel has it. Don't talk to me about it - it drives me mad. He sneezes - alot - and is often allergic to our house. Try clove oil to clear the smell.

    Your sense of humour will get you far Dee x

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  9. hahaha, you are a riot!! i'm going to miss your posts (& instagram pictures)! i'm excited to hear how your winter escape goes. is everyone feeling better?

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  10. I am definitely allergic to dust and washing curtains and house cleaning in general. Loved this list--I laughed so hard!

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  11. hey chicky, bless you all hugely on your epic adventure .....So looking forward to seeing you in real life one of these days xxx

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  12. This post is so funny! Perhaps I need a big adventure to motivate me in this way re: dusting and cobwebs and such. I hope you find fun ways to live together along the way.

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