I Am Going to Tell Your Mother
July 27, 2017 5:58pm CST
My husband and the pup are in Florida visiting family. I stay here due to my elderly dad, age 96. When pup and husband are not here, I do a whole-house clean. My husband's home office desk is rarely an item I clean since my husband's system of organization is mind-boggling to me. It is also a messy system, in my opinion. My moving anything on my husband's desk to a different spot would cause a mass of confusion for him. I did have the courage to enter his home office yesterday. I was after dust on that desk of his. I gingerly dusted any open spaces I could find without moving one thing on the desk. I thought what a great idea it would be to stand on a chair and dust the top of the hutch that is attached to the desk. Everything sitting on top of the hutch was covered in dust, lots and lots of dust, as was the surface of the top of the hutch! I dusted each unopened, but unique. liquor bottle given to my husband as a gift, a humidor containing cigars, a marathon trophy, his college fraternity jug, and a collage of photos from his retirement party. I did dust the O.S.H A. helmet he had to wear at the 9/11 site a week after the attacks to write news releases for the U.S. Department of Labor, and I also dusted each rock he was given from the 9/11 site. After my husband called to tell me that Molly and he arrived safely to Florida, I told on him. My husband's mother, a very sharp and spry 89-year-old, now knows her son is downright messy. I hope he is in big trouble now! She might even give him a little smack!
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• Moses Lake, Washington
Wow you are energetic. Its past time for me to get to dusting cobwebs. I think cause its the dry time of the year, the spiders are going nuts on windows. I must get to that but climbing on stools is hard on my knees plus the stupid vertigo that seems to want to stay put.
• United States
Your dad certainly wanted everything in place. Now, if my husband would dust, I would not touch a thing. I wonder if I messed everything up, he would dust his desk himself. It would take a lot of bravery to mess things up. Not sure I am that brave, yet.
• Holiday, Florida
i am so laughing right now. your posts are always a joy. and you made me remember dusting and cleaning the "big guys" (big boss) office when i cleaned for executives offices at GM proving grounds. He was so picky, nothing could be moved and only now and then could they find someone he liked to clean. that was me for 2 yrs. i would pick something up in one hand and dust under with the other hand, then lay it (sometimes even paper stacks) right back down in the exact spot. never throw anything away that was not inside the garbage can already. i was on pins and needles every other day when i had to clean this one.
• Holiday, Florida
@Corbin5 every time for 2 yrs. funny thing is he never spoke to any of the help. except one day he was really late going home so i could clean his office and my supervisor was a couple doors down the hall. as the big guy left he turned to me and said " finally i got it done. good night." and i said good night sir. my super was so surprised. said the man had never even spoken to him once in 4 yrs he had worked there. lol
@Corbin5 From what I found out recently after watching many spy TV series (the old ones from the 1960s), that each dot you found there on your husband's shelves, might have been a microdot, a reduced version of some important file, image or document... If they were really microdots and not dust, you may be in big trouble OK.
• United States
Well, I did tell her, and she just laughed. He does wash all her windows, clean out her refrigerator, pulls weeds in her yard and whatever other tasks she is unable to do at her advanced age. She is a gem, and I love her so much. She always laughs when I tell on him.