Cleaning House

I have Carmen and her crew come into the apartment every two weeks to clean for an hour or so, and my wife says she’s never seen a crew that cleans so well.  There are four of them, all women now, (the men found other work) and scrupulous.

They used to have Arnoldo, a cheerful guy, whom I loved to greet with a hearty “Buenos dias!”  I found out later that he was all thumbs – he was probably the guy who broke our light switch.  He found work later with a construction firm.

They work for $85 every two weeks (we’re in our eighties), but it’s worth it for my wife, and I’m generous with the tips.  I don’t have a big pension, but, hey, how long am I going to be here now?

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