Tag Archives: cleanliness

Living with Ants

  For weeks now, my partner and I have been dealing with what I have been told are “sugar ants.” The tiny little ants first appeared in our bathrooms and then spread out to our kitchen table. We have an … Continue reading

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Quick Showers of Blessing

My partner loves to take prolonged showers. If he can think of any reason during the day to take a second–or third shower, he’s in there and usually for a considerable amount of time. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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The Morning the Bed Almost Fell

My partner, “Mr. Meticulous,” decided that the rug under our guest room bed needed to be vacuumed. That rug is a large throw-rug and cleaning it meant lifting the bed off the rug. When I first checked on the progress … Continue reading

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The Urge to Purge

Dimitris and I have been living together for more than a year now, and we have become more and more familiar with each other’s characteristics. He is “Mr. Meticulous”; I am “Mr. Procrastinator.” Notice that his nickname is a positive … Continue reading

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Air Patrol

My partner is nicknamed “Mr. Meticulous.” I gave him that nickname soon after he moved in with me. He immediately took over the washing, the ironing, and the general upkeep of the house. He began to spray against aromas and … Continue reading

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Disorganized

I am not by nature an organized person. In fact, I would call myself a random person. After my divorce twenty years ago, I lived alone most of the time until I met my present partner last year. During the … Continue reading

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Smart and Clean

When our two boys were growing up, they had a challenge: pleasing Mom and Dad. I was teaching junior high school at the time, while Helen was nursing part-time with her RN degree. I was always urging the boys to … Continue reading

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