it is 9:30 p.m.. in the holy city of zefat. we are waiting around for a family of 4 who will be residing downstairs for the next three nights. the lady wanted an entire week at first and then settled for four nights. we settled on a price and then she called to cancel the fourth night. it's all pr ordained by heaven but it is a real pain in the butt. i went downstairs to seal off the closets. i was surprised that the daughter-in-law didn't leave them any closet space. i placed fans in all the crucial rooms and the daughter-in-law took them out. i don't get it. yesterday, i washed down the patio area. it smelled like cat urine and pigeon poo. i also schlepped down chairs. i cleaned the pool and filled it to the top.
the little kids are a bit freaked out. it took me a really long time to put them to sleep tonight. the little girl is a fish out of water without her crib downstairs. i had a horrendous day with them. i never went to sleep last night. i dozed off for about an hour around 1:00 a.m. and never fell back to sleep. i watched an old movie until about 5:00 a.m. i jumped out of bed and did my floors with a wet mop. i then did the large back bedroom, where the big kids will be shacking up for a week. the daughter-in-law brought up bags of clothes and toiletries and i arranged them. my son accused me of meddling with his things this morning. he couldn't find something. maybe his hair gel.
i had a humongous blow out with my son at around 8:00 p.m. he actually had me lifting a rather heavy bed with him. i gave up. i don't need to be crippled for the next few years to make a few dollars this summer. he let me have it and i gave it back in aces. i even cursed him out. he has no appreciation of how hard i have been working and how hard it is to take care of the little kids all the time. i have made them shabbat meals for about three months straight without a break. that entails buying the food and drinks and taking care of the kids on thursdays and all day friday. he over booked groups and we are short a bed frame. i don't think it's a catastrophe if one person sleeps on two huge mattresses. i would hate to have to shlepp up the heavy wooden beds at this point. hopefully, a neighbor will help us out.
i should take my share of the money and treat myself to a spa date or something. i won't and i know it. I'm leaning towards a new computer and paying my house insurance. i should save it all and hold on to some money for the future winter electric bill. i'm still paying off last winter's bill. my son can play financier all he wants but the truth is they are a real drain on me. we are splitting the rentals fifty/fifty. but in all honesty, they have been living here rent free for over a year now. and they don't help with all the bills, either. i know they are hurting for money but i think i should receive the rentals in their entirety. it would create world war 3. i have already told my son to take a hike twice this week. i can't take his bulllying me anymore.
i pay the electric and water bills as well as the city taxes and house insurance with little assistance form the kids.. i am going crazy with being home with the 2 kids and all 3 dogs. today was a nightmare. someone was always taking out the Chihuahua and someone was constantly making in their pants. i think both kids pished 2-3 times in their underwear in the course of the day . the bathroom floor was pishied up and the hall was full of dog do. i did a mopping about two times today.
we are having guests upstairs that will using my entrance and going through my house. the kids are wrecking the entrance hall all day long. there is dog hair and dog pish as well as toys and cut up paper all over the place. there is also an assortment of kids shoes all over the place. i spend the entire day cleaning up.