house duty hell

Let's get real here people, I'm probably the last person who should own a house because I have zero patience.

I have zero patience when my heat stops working. I want to be able to call maintenance to come and fix it and go about my day. I have zero patience for annoying bill companies either. When I lived in an apartment, I didn't have to deal with the Cleveland Water department. If you live in Cleveland have to deal with this company, I'm sure you can empathize and if you've been fighting with them for a solid year now, you probably understand my point even more.

Plus, there's gardening, roofs that cost as much as three trips to Mexico and other items that seem to break at the most inopportune times.

Last week, the BF and I got into it about housework.
"Allison, I think it's pretty clear which one of us does more work around the house."
"Ohhhhhh really, BF. Because you've cleaned the bathroom how many times in the last year?"
"When have you ever mopped?"
"I don't even know where you hide the mop!"

(Yes, he hides the mop. How the hell am I supposed to find the mop when he puts it in a closet I didn't even know we had?)

Happy homeowning I tell you!


Cleshopaholic said...

Girl, it's time to get a maid service. I'm getting one in the next couple of weeks.

Carrie Nagy said...

Inside house stuff I can handle, but I refuse to do any yard work. I do keep getting scolded for not shutting off lights. 

Heather said...

I always use the excuse "But I don't even know how to turn it on!" (vacuum, lawn mower, grill, etc)

Lil' Woman said...

I can do inside except for the shower but I leave all the outdoorsy shit (literally) to Big Man.

Susan said...

Haha. I think there's no good balance... I'll be honest - I don't do my share of housework.. And when hubby ignores it, I make a huge production out of doing it, so then he has no choice but to come in and help.

We split ours:

All outside work
Trash duty
Litter box duty
Laundry (sorting and bringing it up and down stairs)

Throw things in trash
Taken laundry from washer to dryer, or dryer to basket.
Toilets and sinks

Things we both ignore until we can't any longer:

The hardwood floors (hey the dust makes it's way to the corners eventually and making it much easier to clean)

Windows - the cat nose prints are cute... sometimes.... right?

Dusting - For the whole three pieces of furniture we have that get dusty, it's not that much

Katelin said...

haha yeah i really want a house someday but then i think of all the things i wouldn't want to do and just ugh. also we've been in our apartment two years and i don't think i've ever mopped. i know where it is, but matt is just so much better at it, haha.

Fizzgig said...

its times like these that i am happy that i only have to clean up my own dirty underwear.

maybe ill be single for life.