|Einstein - Mother's Little Helper|
It’s amazing what Einstein and I can get done when the universe is aligned properly, which is to say:
a. Two kids successfully off to college
b. Youngest kid reasonably ready for high school
c. Nephew’s stuff we’ve been storing successfully delivered to his dorm
d. Work computer completely kaput
e. Mother-in-law moved to assisted living
f. Mother-in-law’s house reasonably prepared to go on the market
g. Weeds in the gardens ignored
I’ve been working at cleaning up my desk for three days (ever since my work computer quit). Finally tonight, Einstein stared me down and got me to take care of the last bit. This is the cleanest this desk is ever going to get.
Four days ago I cleaned the refrigerator. Once the Common Household Son moved out, the refrigerator looked alarmingly empty. Einstein says that’s the best time to clean a fridge. I also vigorously scrubbed the kitchen floor.
My husband cleaned out Son’s room, which was atrociously dirty. Einstein was smart enough to stay away from that scene.
As soon as the college kids moved out, we discovered their bathroom sink was horribly clogged. Cleaning a clogged drain is one nasty, smelly job. Oh, where is our Scout with the Plumbing Merit Badge when we need him?! Einstein would wisely point out that it was an excellent opportunity to get rid of all the junk that was hiding in the sink cabinet, including bath toys from 7+ years ago. So I did.
Einstein and I are ready for school. Just in time – classes start tomorrow for everybody in the Common Household. Good luck with school, everyone!