Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Maid no more
You remember that our maid was supposed to leave on Dec 31st but then she came back.
Well, eventually as with most maids, she and my wife started having clashes and both started hinting their discomfort with the other. So last week the maid left our house.
This means several changes. Wife now has to wash, clean and cook. So she's asking me to do more around the house and to dirty less clothes. She's also requested a washing machine which was already in my plans but will have to be bought sooner than I had planned.
My wife can't handle being alone too well. Last week the day after the maid left she was alone at home during most of the day until our daughters came home. She called me crying that she was feeling anxious and wanted me to drive her to a town where she has friends. I tried to reason with her that it was the anexiety kicking in and to take the pills she and I take for that (long story, good for another post). She listened but did her own thing and drove about 50kms and came back at midnight.
This weeks she has handled it better. She's talking on the phone and the cellphone more now. At least the cellphone has a limit but she's reaching it every month about 5 days before the end of the billing cycle. She used to call the maid a lot when the maid was on her days off so hopefully this month she will not reach the limit.
My daughters are pitching in more now in washing clothes and dishes and cleaning the house.
I'm not taking food from home for lunch. She doesn't get up early enough to cook lunch for me to take to work. Also she wants me to come home for lunch to feel less lonely. So that means I will spend more fuel.
On the other hand with not having to pay,house, and feed a fifth (sometimes a sixth) person, there is some savings there.
So I'll keep you posted how that goes.
Posted by AJ at 11:17 PM