i’ve decided to take the bold step and admit that i need some help getting by here. and why not – labor is cheap and it creates employment for those who would (maybe) otherwise not have a job.
so i have hired a maid to come daily 7 – 9 am as well as a handyman person to help with odd jobs. these wonderful people are all in addition to making use of the building’s amazing caretaker named tapas.
however, the most exciting news is that i have hired a laundry-man! since i am the main laundress in my house in canada (let’s face it, boys can’t fold) – this is a seriously amazing development. so friday night i gave away 16 pieces of clothing to my new laundry-man with a promise to return them washed, dried and ironed by sunday night.
it is with extreme glee that i announce their return:
they were so perfectly folded and ironed that i couldn’t believe that all this was done without the use of traditional laundering utilities. we’re talking a bucket, a rock and a wood burning fire here people.
so everything has worked out perfect – except for one thing. in my infinite wisdom i didn’t realize that when your clean clothes are dried by a fire they…um…smell like a fire.
so for the next year it will kinda be like i’m camping. all the time.