Day Two of trapped in the apartment. You would think a tornado swept through. It is slowly becoming a disaster area.
One thing I remember, when the egyptian first came to live here, he would always open the windows - regardless of whether or not there was a screen there. I would ask him, "Why are you opening the windows? One we have a cat, and two the a/c is on." He would always reply, "To air it out."
I am beginning to think we need to "air it out." How true is that - at least down here, we rarely open windows. The bugs alone in the subtropical climate are insane. But how nice to let in the fresh air - not just depend on the a/c and heater to be our source of "wind."
Another major difference I noticed was how we clean. The women in his country KNOW how to clean. Big time. Don't get me wrong, I know how to load the dish washer, the washing machine, run a vacuum, make a bed..
Their women? They don't use those modern conveniences.. instead they use that whole elbow grease concept. They actually get on their hands and knees and clean.
One of the funniest things is the realization that the chemicals they use are MUCH stronger. Here - we are protected from so many harsh substances, they are not. So when the egyptian wants his whites whiter - it just doesn't happen.
With that being said - it's time to do a thorough cleaning. The spot cleaning is not working, when you are in it every day.
Luckily - just two conference calls and maybe for "lunch" I can just scrub...
Ahh... where is my maid??