Well, my mom did come and stay for a month to help clean the house. I started out by calling her Rosario, after Karen's maid from "Will and Grace". By the end of the trip, I was threatening to send her to Mexico City if she broke anything else!
On day 4 of her being here, my washer broke while she was using it. Now, my washer is upstairs. She didn't notice that the overflow pan was overflowing and ran 2 more loads. Yes, 2 more loads.
Water then starts dripping down through my ceiling fan in the living room and down through the vent in the living room.
The next day I called my insurance company and, wow, was I impressed. They had a water remediation team out here that afternoon.
Those are the holes they cut in my ceiling to dry out the ceiling. They had fans going for 4 days.
Then the contractor came out to fix the holes, and fix the laundry room. And the washer repair guy was out to fix the washer.
During this time, I had the privilege of taking mom somewhere she hadn't been in over 40 years, The LAUNDROMAT!!! It truly wasn't the highlight of her trip.
After all was said and done, mom goes into my deep freezer, and finds that most of it has thawed out. What did she break this time???
Turns out the contractors had unplugged it while they were here, but it was more fun to blame mom.
For mom being here a month, we only butted heads a few times. She does NOT like my choice of cleaning products and did not like the way I wanted to clean out my kitchen cabinets.
We also re-landscaped the backyard.
But all in all it was a fun time.
I took mom to the Aquarium and the Coca-Cola museum, and she still can't stop talking about it.
I made her touch a sting ray and the crabs!
The dogs miss her so much. For a whole month, they had company all day long.
But, later this week I leave for a family wedding, so the dogs are going to Camp Kate's and, although they can't understand the concept of future excitement, they will be so happy there!!!
TaTa for now!