Ok, now everyone who washes the windows raise your hand. Uh huh. That's what I thought. I've lived in this house for 3 and a half years and I have never washed the windows. Discounting the fact that on the outside of the windows are some pretty evil shrubberies, I've never even done the insides. When we moved Livvie's room Rich washed the insides of what were to be her windows, simply to get the cat gunk off, but that's been IT in 3 and a half years.
Next, everyone who mops regularly raise your hand. By regularly I mean about once a week. Yeah, we don't. In fact, I can't remember the last time we actually got out the mop instead of spot wiping down the floor with damp paper towels. My method of keeping the floor clean usually is to drop something or spill something on the floor and then call Ginny over to lick it up. She does a good job. For dry stuff instead of getting out the broom I haul out the Dyson and use the bare floor setting and simply vacuum the entire kitchen. Why? Because I'm too lazy to actually use a broom and dustpan.
Ok, now, when was the last time everyone actually cleaned the baseboards? I mean REALLY cleaned them instead of just using a vacuum attachment. Yeah, I don't remember either. In fact, the last time I used even the vacuum attachment was right before the new sofa and rug arrived, because we had the furniture shifted around and could get to them. Prior to that I have no memory of cleaning them at all.
So what is all of this about? Well, it's spring cleaning time and I need another buddy. Nina and I play the Chore Game via IM where we'll set a time period of say, 15 min and each have to complete a task within the allotted time and then report back. Most of the time this involves dishes etc, but the harder tasks are accomplished in longer bites of time. Why do I need another buddy? Because I'm cheating on Nina. No, seriously, I need one because Nina is Very Busy some days and I have plenty of time to sit on my ass and surf the web when I should honestly be accomplishing something of value. The four things mentioned above are only the beginning.
So if you want to be my back-up chore buddy raise your hand. You'll have to understand that Nina comes first, but say, Tuesdays and Thursdays I'll need some help. Honestly the game is the only way I can get things done sometimes.