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What a Fiasco!

September 14th, 2015 at 05:15 pm

So as I mentioned, I hired someone to do a deep clean of my apartment for two reasons - 1. my mom coming on Thursday, and 2. the PM's wife/PM's walk-through on Thursday.

I got about 40 texts from this lady in total. 25 of them were her checking to make sure I'd gotten the things she'd "suggested." Already I was getting to where this was a definite two-time deal. First and last.

Then last night just before NE and I were about to head out for dinner, I get a text from her telling me to empty my vacuum bag and make sure I had her money in cash.

Ummmm.... okay.

So on our way back we stopped by an ATM.

Then just before NE left, we opened up my vacuum cleaner to change the bag. Slight problem. None of the bags I had been hauling around for the last oh 5 years fit the vacuum!! (Can you tell how often I vacuum?)

So I was faced with having to go out looking for a bag to fit it at 11:00 p.m. An 18+yo vacuum.

Thankfully NE was willing to go to his place and bring me his vacuum.

One of his cats has a bit of a ... urination problem. (Yes, she has been checked out medically.) The vacuum had been on its side. The cord had been peed on.

So NE spent about 35 minutes cleaning the cord so the lady cleaner wouldn't smell the cat pee.

Finally I got to bed about 12:30a.m.

Before leaving for work I made sure to put my extra key under the mat by my door.

About 10:30 I get two phone calls in a row and a voicemail. I couldn't do anything about the phone calls, but I could read the text.

She couldn't find the key.

I asked her if the door was locked. (Panicking thinking someone saw me put the key under the mat and took it, and went inside my place. Not that I have much worth stealing.)

Nope, it was locked.

So I get some coworkers to cover the desk and rush home. Only to find that she isn't there!! Guess what WAS there? Right where I had left it this morning?

Yep, my key.

So I text her back and forth a bit again. She's insisting the key hadn't been there. My last text to her was: The key was there. The key is there.

I hear nothing else from her. So I have no idea whether or not she came back and actually cleaned my place!

When I got home I found out that she had cleaned it. Whew.

She definitely better think twice before asking me to recommend her to anyone!

13 Responses to “What a Fiasco!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That was such an odd interaction. It's nice to hear it was cleaned in the end.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I know! Her whole attitude with me once I agreed to her price was just bizarre. I'll be so glad when it's Friday!

  3. Elle [is for Lemon] Says:

    Oh lordy! Fiasco is right!! Glad the house was cleaned by the time you got home, though. And VICTORY - you can get rid of those extra vacumm bags!

  4. Elle [is for Lemon] Says:

    *vacuum - I always go back and edit, but it never sticks. Weird.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, so bizarre. I hope she did a good job after all that!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Elle - Yes, it was great getting rid of the bags. I'm thinking of letting go of the vacuum as well, but replacing it with something a little lighter and more up to date. Perhaps a bagless one.

    Ceejay - It was a decent job. If not for everything else, I might have been satisfied with it.

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    The craziness seems to be compounding! But hopefully she was helpful at all.

  8. Liz Says:

    What a hassle! As far as the vacuum goes, if you don't use it very often, I would definitely get a bagless. I picked up a small bagless canister vac on Amazon a few years ago for about $35. I only had hardwoods, so it was more than enough.

  9. PatientSaver Says:

    She sounds like an idiot, if you ask me.

    About the cat; I'm betting it's a female and that there's another cat(s) in the house? I had 2 females for years and the 1 cat would urinate around the house. I thought she had medical issues, but she didn't. She was marking her territory and didn't like the other cat around. When the other cat passed, the peeing magically stopped.

  10. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm very happy with my VERY small and lightweight HEPA filter Eureka Air Excel Compact. It's bagless; you empty a canister and i do that after each vacuum. It works great on floors or carpets and doesn't take up much space.

  11. PatientSaver Says:

    PS I bought it at Best Buy but i'm sure you can find it elsewhere

  12. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    MM - Yes she was a help. I just could have done without the added stress.

    Liz - yep, a female in a house of multiple other cats.

    PS - I'll take a look at that. Thanks Smile

  13. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad to hear it all worked out in the end Smile

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