Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quilting Condo is NEVER clean!

I had a rough day today, and had to stop on the way home and do an errand for work. I pulled into the circle at about 7:30, and found a folded piece of paper clipped to the garage door. What now?!!

The condo management is advising that they will enter my condo between 8:00 and 5:00 tomorrow to change out the shower heads. While I really appreciate all they do here, I hate seeing those notices on my garage door. Hate them! In the last year, they've entered to change the thermostat, install a new central air conditioner, a new hot water heater, measure for new wooden blinds, enter again to install them, change the filters, change the batteries in the smoke detectors, check all the sinks for leaks, which means everything had to be removed from the cabinets below. And the note is always on the door when I get home the night before they're to enter the place.

So do I clean house tonight? I looked around and there is quilting stuff everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere! Even the sofa has its usual applique project strewn across it.



At least my bedroom is clean! I can't say that about the other bedroom, the stash room! And my sewing area downstairs is a disaster. I'd post a picture of it, but there are some secret things laying about. The dining room table is opened up and another secret project is laying on that.

So what did I run about doing before a cooler head prevailed? Unloaded the dishwasher! Yeah, like that's going to really help things look neater!

You know what? I don't care tonight. If they don't like the way my quilting condo looks, they can leave a note on the garage that they're going to have a maid come in clean it. And arrange for a quilting assistant to finish up one or two of these UFOs. Now THAT would be a note I'd enjoy seeing!

10 comments:

Sherri said...

Really loved this post...isn't that the way it always its...and yet you're taking it all in stride.

Vicki W said...

I sure wouldn't clean up for them....OK, I might get anythng embarrassing out of the bathroom but that's it. You would think they would save things up and do it all at once and with a week notice!

Yvonne said...

Good for you...if they want it clean, they should give you more notice...lol

What's that applique pattern??????

JudyL said...

I can promise you they've seen worse! We have quilting clutter . . some people have filth! I'm betting they look around and wish they had a fun hobby! You have way too little time to spend with your quilting. Don't waste your free time cleaning for them. Flush the toilet, pick up the underwear out of the bathroom floor, remove the bras from the doorknobs and be done with it! :)

Julia said...

Oh, you are making me laugh! Like I told Judy this morning, that is a "creative mess" so it doesn't count or qualify as a "real mess". You don't want a maid in there messing with your little piles of organized creativity! :~)
It would be nice if they gave you a little more notice though. But, good to know that they are taking care of things and not letting them become a problem.

Nan said...

I'm glad you unloaded the dishwasher to clean your home! If they want to enter YOUR space, they can take it as they find it, I say. Why can't they give you more notice? Shame on them!

quilterpolly said...

you go girl:)

Brigitte said...

thank you for this funny note. I just wrote yesterday about my creative chaos EVERYWHERE - But, I have to confess, it feels good to have it done. Please tell us, where you got the lovely basket with the candysticks?? hugs from Poland

julieQ said...

Aha! This sounds soooo familiar! Just like home...

Sheila in Ohio said...

While I sympathize with the lack of notice, I am truly shocked the the condo mgmt company does this stuff for you! Here we get trash removal, landscaping/clean-up, occasional painting, and outdoor lightbulbs for $100+ a month.