Saturday, October 22, 2011

6 Words: Cleaning Fairy!

The cleaning fairy visited my house!


Jeff has this friend... he dogsits for us when we take a night or two away.  They've been friends since 3rd grade.  Our schedules haven't been meshing well lately so we don't see him as often as we'd like, unfortunately.

But he's a special friend.  Whenever he housesits, he tends to want something to do while he spends time catching up on classic horror films and random sci-fi shows so he spends time doing laundry and cleaning our kitchen and doing our dishes and even cleaning up our living room.  I love it!  I've even offered to work out a deal where I would pay him to come and work his magic once a month.

I've shared on the blog and on Facebook pretty openly about my stress level these days.  Work is insane, family life is packed, commitments are full.  I've been incredibly stressed and housework has been last on the list of priorities. 

Yesterday, I came home from a crazy, stressful Friday... the kind of day where I wanted to practice some primal scream therapy in the car on the drive home... and I walked in the door to this:




I know it isn't the "ideal clean" to come people.  I almost wish I had a before picture to share so you could understand just how bad it was.  Just how piled up and crazy it was. 

The stress relief was immediate and amazing.  I can't even tell you.  Jeff wasn't home with the kids yet and since I had the place to myself... I literally jumped up and down and might have even cried a little. 

Good friends can be hard to find and I am so blessed to have some truly wonderful friends in my life!  THANK YOU BRIAN!

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15 comments:

mimbles said...

I think I may know just exactly how that must have felt to come home to* and I might just be getting a little bit verklempt over thinking what a wonderful person Brian must be :-)

*I'm working on the assumption that your before pics would have looked very much like my before pics do!

Debbie said...

Can you send her my way?

Home School Dad said...

Aww, how sweet!

Brenda Youngerman said...

Does he make house calls?

Martha in PA said...

I could use one of those....

Stopping by from 6WS
Mom on Caffeine!!!

Katherine said...

That has got to be one of the best surprises ever!

C. Beth said...

That is SO awesome!! When I was in the most stressful time of my life (when hubs was in the hospital) some friends came and cleaned for me twice. It made a HUGE difference to my peace of mind!!

Mellodee said...

At two separate times in my life we have been flush enough to hire a cleaning service. Oh glorious, heavenly housekeepers! Twice a month I would come home to a completely clean house, laundry done and folded, bathrooms scrubbed, kitchen scoured, and floors vacuumed and/or shiny! Bliss! I had a good paying job and I could afford it. It was the best money I ever spent.... When the house is completely cleaned twice a month, it's easy to keep things neat and decluttered in between. I heartily recommend it to anyone who can swing it. Not only was it cleaner than I ever managed, but it actually gave me back some guiltless free-time!

Karen Peterson said...

It's so great to have friends like that, and for them to show up right exactly when we need them most.

That corgi :) said...

What a wonderful friend! I hope things settle down a bit for you and it is less stressful!! just visited from 6WS :)

betty

Mrs4444 said...

What a blessing, that friend of yours. You deserve it, and I'm glad you had a little time to enjoy it before the family came home.

Call Me Cate said...

I'm so glad you received such a nice surprise!

Flartus said...

Wow--even the dog looks like she was put neatly away. :)

Nej said...

What an absolute sweetheart!!!!!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

That is an awesome surprise indeed.