klewlis wrote:why are the boards so quiet these days? what's everyone up to?
bingley wrote:Has anyone seen/heard from Milito for example?
Emma_85 wrote:At least it's only one carpet, my aunt and uncle just bought a house after moving from Islamabad back to England, and they had like 150 years worth of carpets to pull up . They didn't know anything about the floorboards, the flagstones or the beautiful tiling...
klewlis wrote:phil is probably out celebrating that new zealand just whomped canada *royally* at the rugby world cup (68-6!).... oh well, canadians have never been known for our rugby skills
Emma_85 wrote:Lol! Most old places are like that, here. First they didn't have wall to wall carpet of course, which didn't stop them nailing down their carpets and then painting the floorboards around them... some later layers weren’t even carpet, though, but some vinyl of sorts .
Carola wrote:Iolande the cleaning lady has worked for me for 13 years and keeps my brain tuned into language skills as she speaks a 50/50 mix of Italian and English (I mean mixed into the same sentences, not just 50% of the time) as well as giving me the free time to study Latin and be a musician - she is a very important person!
In my neck of the woods, not too many of us have our own cleaning people. I guess it depends on the location. I remember visiting a relative in Hong Kong who had a live-in housekeeper who cooked, cleaned, and looked after the kids.
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