Thursday, January 10, 2013

She Asked For It

I'm going on holidays for a week coming up soon. My Thursday-night friend offered to watch my house and take in my mail which is so nice of her. She also told me to leave a note with any special instructions she should know about while we are away. So I did:

Dear Thursday-night friend,

Remember when you said to leave a note if there was anything particular you needed to know about or check while I was gone? I said there was nothing, but I’ve thought of a few things since.

There’s nothing that needs to be done today. We just left so everything should be good. Please go through the fridge and take anything you think might expire before we get back. Hopefully your kids will eat it.

Could you water the plants—they need special water you can get from a store downtown called Expensive Water for Plants. I don’t actually have any here, but you can pick some up; the plants don’t need to be watered until 7:00 pm so that will give you plenty of time to get to the city and back.

Tuesday is sheets and towels day. Please strip all of our beds, wash and dry the sheets, and then re-make the beds. We each like our beds made in a specific way so please pay attention to the configurations when you pull them off the beds so you can put them back exactly the same.

I like to have the bathrooms cleaned on Wednesdays. I wasn’t able to do it for the last couple of weeks because I was getting ready for my trip and napping instead, so they really need to be dealt with. The boys are getting better at aiming which is nice, but all the same, please make sure the areas around the toilets get some extra attention. Also, I’ve never been a fan of cleaning the bathtub so it’s been about a year since anyone’s done that; I’m sure it won’t be that bad, it’s not like we work in the coal mine.

My pantry is kind of a mess. Would you mind just going through and organizing a little? While you’re in the kitchen anyway, the cupboard doors all need to be wiped down. Also, if it’s not too much trouble, could you lay new linoleum—as you can see the current flooring is crap.

We’ll be home tomorrow so please just freshen up the place—fresh flowers, maybe a few groceries. You know what would make it really fresh? Perhaps a coat of paint in the hallway; it’s so dingy in there.

Thanks so much for taking care of all of this. You are such a great neighbour and friend. I hope you won’t have any trouble getting this done while we’re gone. If you have some extra time, could you take a look at all the ceiling fans; they really need to be dusted. And also, there is a stack of bills to be paid—you don’t have my banking info, obviously, so I’ll just assume you’ll take care of it. You can do those last two things on any of the days that we’re gone, but I would suggest you do them on Sunday as the other days you will be pretty busy will all the other chores.

Thanks again. See you when we get back.
I cannot wait to hear what she has to say about this. It almost makes coming back to snow and cold worth it. Almost.

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