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    Putting clothes away, I'll iron, but they each have to put their ironing away... which means with a housefull of men that it usually lies around the house in piles until I get a sad on... at which point, I am apparently being unreasonable.... and 'its just sooooo unfair, I have to do absolutely everything'... can be heard. I was told that men grow up eventually, OH is now 52, and he's still not sure what he wants to be when he grows up.....
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    Please tell me FPD - that you're not still doing their ironing for them now that they have all departed the nest?!

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    Hate all housework years of watching my Mummy spending her whole day cleaning made me vow I'd never be that woman.
    My house isn't dirty but is lived in, who cares if the dust has settled and if the stairs are full of dog hair?
    I do like gardening.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heli View Post
    Cleaning skirting boards. All that crawling around on my hand and knees - ugh.
    While my duster in hand does the dado...my foot in sock does the skirting heehee!

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    It's cleaning the bathroom for me (especially when the OH is home) and under furniture and behind the sofa - where I hide all my clutter and the spiders take up residence *shudder*
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    The fish tank.... eugh
    I can stop counting from today as we finally get to be together!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RM_WAG_78 View Post
    The fish tank.... eugh
    Oh god, definitely. They're not even my bloody fish but it tends to fall to me to clean them out cos OH is away. Secretly hoping we won't be able to take them to Scotland cos the drive will be inhumane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel_pigeon View Post
    Oh god, definitely. They're not even my bloody fish but it tends to fall to me to clean them out cos OH is away. Secretly hoping we won't be able to take them to Scotland cos the drive will be inhumane.

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    i was a bit too generous with bleach ,. whilst cleaning our goldfishbowl, two days latr our two goldfish were white , 3 days later dead......never got fish again
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    LOL padme!!!

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    I'm lucky that I have a cleaner cos I hate all forms of it.

    I hate ironing, mowing the weed patch and the poo patrol (for 3 squirts they sure make a lot of poo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    i was a bit too generous with bleach ,. whilst cleaning our goldfishbowl, two days latr our two goldfish were white , 3 days later dead......never got fish again
    You're not alone Padme! Back in the day when I had a fish bowl I used to clean it by filling it with warm water and dropping in a few fizzy bleach tablet things. One day I forgot to replace the water and just popped the fish right back in....they didn't last too long after that
    Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough.

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    Boots - I vowed the sterilisation stops at Rosebud's first birthday... Three and a half months to go!

    Fish tank, yes. Absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahB View Post
    It's cleaning the bathroom for me (especially when the OH is home) and under furniture and behind the sofa - where I hide all my clutter and the spiders take up residence *shudder*
    Sorry to go off at a tangent - but Sarah - have you tried Horse chestnut spray? I am so arachnaphobic that most of my neighbours have seen me jibbering in the street in my pyjamas at some point, having fled the house. Someone recommended putting fresh conkers in every room to me - but the bloody things don't fall until close to the end of 'spider season', so in desperation last year whilst still living in a dank MQ in the middle of a wood (ie spider heaven) I got some of the spray and zapped around all the windows and doors/outlet pipes etc. and for the first time ever - no spiders. It has to be kept away from kids and pets, so you can only use it on the outside of the building - but that seems to deter the buggers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Army Families Federation View Post
    While my duster in hand does the dado...my foot in sock does the skirting heehee!
    Why didn't I think of that? Inspired!

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    Haha yes Heli I tried that and spraying diluted orange essential oil around neither worked. I did however manage to get my hands on a plug in electric deterrent device, it supposedly gives off sonic waves and puts something through the wiring in the walls. That seems to have got rid of the giant house spiders I was plagued with and has massively reduced but not completely put off the small-medium ones. (side note - it got rid of the woodlice in the bathroom too, bonus) I'm learning to live with the little ones and am in the seemingly never ending process of decluttering to get rid of places for them to hide. I'm getting better but the odd fast runner skittery ones still cause me to emit a strange squeaky noise while attempting to reach higher ground. I try not to react when the OH is home as he finds it hysterical and then I have to sit through the half hour lecture about how it's much more scared of me, which I quite frankly refuse to believe
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    Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel_pigeon View Post
    Oh god, definitely. They're not even my bloody fish but it tends to fall to me to clean them out cos OH is away. Secretly hoping we won't be able to take them to Scotland cos the drive will be inhumane.
    Tell Mr Pigeon the Scottish Parliament have just passed a bill requiring all livestock to have a pet passport in order to cross the border into Scotland!
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    I can't decide whether to be a good example or a horrible warning

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    Taking the bins out. There are always slugs just waiting for me! the evil little things!!
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    Everything at the moment thanks to this bloody flu

    In general I don't really mind housework, although ironing (OH's uniform in particular) and cleaning the bathroom do get on my nerves.....especially the toilet. Ew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebabysmum View Post
    Speaking of sofas!! Cleaning the sofa! It's white,as it can be. Tried everything even steaming it...just put a throw over it now to try and hide the damage,kids and white sofa :-/

    Hhahahahahahahahahah you bought a white sofa!!! Mine's chocolate brown leather and my lubs it!!!
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    I also hate the clean washing pile... Grows happily in the spare room... Need him here to iron and put away!


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