Thekla McDaniels wrote:
In late October, I was looking forward to Marie. At 19, she had just finished the German equivalent of high school. She was to arrive the day before Halloween, had agreed to stay with me 8 to 10 days, and then stay and work a few days with my friend Jane at her home in an Aspen grove at 8500 feet. Out of the work I had said would be needed in late October, she chose to clean house.
Can you imagine? If a person cleaned 6 hours a day for a 10 days, how clean the place would be? Everything done all at the same time? Clean windows, no cobwebs, floors mopped, shelves wiped, bathrooms squeaky clean? Oven, windowsills, piano? Wash and rehang the curtains? The slip covers? Re seal the shower grout?
I was SO EXCITED.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Talk about going "hmmm". I posted the sequel to my story this morning. Now I see it is not here, and I am saying "Hmmmmmmm" and wondering where I DID post it. All I cansay is finders keepers! It's around here somewhere.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:When the visitors left, they left the cardboard box of dead baby birds, outside, next to our office door.
With many acres here, and lots of places to return the poor things to nature (whether as an easy treat for another critter or the soil), why, oh why did they leave the poor dead things for us to do something with?
Somehow, I can't imagine being a guest somewhere and leaving dead animals for them to deal with at the end of my stay.
Rebecca Norman wrote:
I'm just like,
"Fuck off! What the FUCK!!!???"Well, we sent them off to town to sort things out, and they came back for their bags and went back to town. If they come for their tour of our campus tomorrow like they said they would, I'll try to calm down and be civil. I hope venting here helps me calm down a bit.