Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cleaning up after the construction crew

You know how it is when you finish up a house.   All that sawdust on the floor and windows.  Everything needs a good cleaning before the new residents can move in.

Did you know that the Pierce has 25 windows and a pair of french doors?   I cringe at the very thought of washing all those windows and practically faint when I think about sweeping and mopping the floors in 10 rooms!  So I hired a maid to do the cleaning in the new Dixie Manor.

Personally, I think she's doing a pretty good job of it, but Mini Napoleon has to follow along to make sure she gets it all done right.

Just one last polish of the fireplace mantel in the kitchen and she's all done!  

My maid is accustomed to cleaning a house this large since she works in my own Pierce. 

She mentioned that it was much easier to clean Dixie Manor than it is to clean my Pierce with all its furnishings.  I pointed out that she doesn't want to move across the country with the new Pierce and that it will be filled with furnishings too once it reaches its new owner.  Well, that made her stop and think!  She decided that she's quite happy right where she's at. 

Now if I can just find a mini gardener to do the landscaping for Dixie Manor for me.   Hopefully he won't have as much attitude as the maid does!


  1. How fun! I love these pictures!

    By the way, there is an award for you waiting in my blog :)

  2. It came out really good. Arent you glad it is over?

  3. So much work, so little time. Maybe a larger mop would help, lol. Your floors are gorgeous!