As I posted last week, I’ve hired a cleaning service. I’m pretty fracking happy about it too.
Returning to my uber clean house the other day reminded me of our first house. And our first maid. The maid that Seven didn’t know we had.
The story goes a little something like this:
Seven & I both worked full time. We had two kids under 2 1/2. We had enough money to pay our bills, but nothing extra. I was so busy, I was so tired… I worked days and he worked til 11 at night. We saw each other a few hours a week.
I hired a maid. She came on Wednesday afternoons when I went to my parents for dinner. She scrubbed the shit out of my house.. It was ridiculously clean. Now, mind you.. Seven had been dating and/or married to me for YEARS. I’m no Suzy Homemaker. All of a sudden, our house is a disaster for 6 days a week, but when he gets home on Wednesday nights it is pristine.
He never said a word about it.
One Wednesday night, he got off work early and was going to have beers with some friends.
Hey Honey.. I’m cutting out early.. gonna go meet John for a couple beers if you don’t need me.
Nope.. That’s great.. You’re going straight downtown, right?
I’m gonna run by the house real quick and change. Are you home?
I’m not home.. don’t go change!! That’s ridiculous… You never get to go out.. just go straight downtown.
I don’t want to go out in dress clothes.. I’m gonna go grab some jeans.
I really think you should just go straight out!! Make the most of your night!!
I’m almost home… I’ll call you later, okay?
Okay.. but, hey babe??
Ummm.. if you walk in the house and there is a small Hispanic woman with a mop, don’t shoot her.. She’s our maid.. I’ll see ya later..
He pulled into our driveway and our neighbor across the street (a single guy, our age, friend of ours) was out front.
Dude.. Did you know we had a maid?
Yeah man. I use her too.
How long has this been going on??
hmmm.. ’bout a year..
Poor Seven. . About a year after this, he went to Panama. When he returned I had sold our house and bought another. I’m not a team player.
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