Isn't this the truth? Your home can be just cleaned, everything in it's place and no one comes to visit. Let your regular day to day life, that resembles a hurricane, take over and be sure there will be a knock on the door.
This past weekend the gas company came to do some work on the gas meter and such. We knew they were coming and were prepared. The basement was cleaned and everything out of their way. It took them longer than expected but it was done. Or so we thought.
Monday morning I get a phone call. It happens to be the gas company~they need to come back and test the work they did here on Saturday. Ok~I thought I would have a few minutes to get things organized and moved before he came. Nope~he's right outside the door. He happened to be working in the neighborhood. With no time to spare I had to let him in. We are working hard on finishing our school work for the year here. Things were chaotic at best but it only got worse. There were all kinds of things jammed back where he had to work. His way was completely blocked and he was none to happy about that. There were the usual "thank you, mam" and "it's alright, mam" while I apologize profusely for this messy clutter, but his eyes told a different story. I really believe he was thinking~Please get me out of here!! Got that all out of the way and came upstairs. The dog decides she wants to play with the nice gas man and goes downstairs. I have to drag her back upstairs. Finally, back upstairs I try to get the kids back on track with school work. I can handle this small distraction. We'll be fine~or so I thought. While reaching for my daughter's book at the same time she does, my whole extra large, just filled coffee mug tips over. Coffee everywhere~dripping off books, papers, onto chairs, the floor, splattering the curtain. Won't you guess it~while the melee of trying to contain it and clean it up is happening~the gas guy has to walk right through that area. He tries to make it to the front door and leave but somehow through all of this the coat rack got moved~I'm thinking it was gremlins~and his big bag of tools gets caught on it. It's tipping over and almost hitting him on the head. I think he left heaving a great sigh of relief. I think we need a bigger house with a school room.
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! just another one of those happy homeschool days. LOL~This maybe why some people think homeschoolers are weird. I am sorry to all my fellow homeschoolers out there. I never meant to add to the "homeschooers are weird " value permeating everyday society.
Why is it that no one visits when the house is clean and we are having a good day?!
I would love to read more stories of those who have been in this same predicament. Please do share~I don't want to think I am all alone in this.