Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Helga's Back!

Eleven years ago, Helga came into my life. I was THRILLED!! For seven years, Helga worked only part-time which was totally fine with me. Any help I can get in running the house, I'm happy to have. However, I have to admit, Helga's NOT perfect. Helga believes in the out-of-sight, out-of-mind philosophy rather than the put-it-where-it-belongs philosophy. So over the years, Helga and I have had our ups and downs and to this date, we are still working on those same issues. Helga has free reign over the housework EXCEPT for the laundry. Helga is NOT allowed to do the laundry.

When I went back to school four years ago, Helga started working full-time. I was EXTREMELY thrilled!! Although I LOVE a clean and tidy house, I just didn't have the time for it anymore with all the school work, college club activities, and raising two active children and a husband. The housework got pushed to the wayside so Helga starting working longer hours so I wouldn't go CRAZY with a dirty and untidy house! Helga's been a life-saver but do remember what I previously stated, Helga and I had our ups and downs on which was the best philosophy to ATTACK the housework! Sometimes Helga seemed to do more harm than good but I was still glad to have Helga around.

After I graduated two weeks ago, Helga disappeared. I guess Helga thought that being I was NO longer BUSY with school activities, I now had time to tackle ALL the housework. I think Helga should have talked this over with me first before just disappearing. Helga seemed to think I didn't need to be laying around the house doing nothing! How dare Helga say that! I was doing something - watching TV and "working" on my computer is HARD work! (Plus I spent a week getting ready for my garage sale and attending field trips, Helga's help would have been GRACIOUSLY appreciated!) So needless to say, the house had become untidy and a little dirty!

Well, this last past weekend, Helga finally resurfaced! I was EXTREMELY THRILLED!! Yeah, Helga's BACK!!! I hope Helga's back for good! Helga and I both worked hard this past weekend on tidying up the house and there's still more work to be done. Hopefully Helga will continue helping me - finish up the remaining housework and then maintain the housework!


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Heidi Jo said...


Tracy said...

I am TOTALLY confused!!

Julie said...

I was confused as well so I had to e-mail and find out who this Helga was. She told me it's a good name for her hubby, the house keeper!

Poor Dean O!

Heidi Jo said...

i was assuming it was some sort of most of us south dakota women don't have the luxery of a maid-especially a stout german one named helga! :-)

i thought it might be a favorite cleaning appliance though.

if helga finishes up early at your house can you send her/him over?