I don’t know how she does it.

So as you know I am staying at Cassie’s house while she is out of town. I am responsible for all the really tough stuff, like setting her DVR to record Project Runway (okay, fine, that took me three days to figure out, even with instructions) and eating all of her food before it goes bad. Oh, and making sure her DVDs don’t get lonely. Did I mention the television is bigger than me?

I really love staying at Cassie’s house, when she’s here and when she isn’t. There’s a saltwater swimming pool across the street, a playground Sam loves two blocks away, and there is always a cool ocean breeze. Oh yeah, the beach is a five minute walk. It’s a great place.


I have been here six days, and the maintenance guys have been around to mow the lawn next to her townhome TWICE. Once on Friday and once today. I’m sorry, this is ridiculous. For one thing, it is otherwise so quiet here that the noise SCARED ME TO DEATH both times. Actually, that’s the only thing, though I do have a personal preference for letting the grass get longer.

Cassie works from home. Let me repeat that: SHE WORKS FROM HOME. She has to listen to this twice-weekly aural assault every week. And OK, fine, I have no idea if they do this every four days ALL the time. But I doubt they’re doing it just for my benefit.

…or maybe they are.

5 thoughts on “I don’t know how she does it.

  1. amie

    August 18, 2009 at 2:38pm

    Urh, This happened to me today too. I had finally gotten Nola down for a nap which hasn’t been an easy task of late. She is teething and spent the whole morning walking around screaming. So, about a half hour after getting her down, I’m in the kitchen thinking that I am going to get to eat a little something in peace when I hear that horrible “aural assault” otherwise known as the neighbor’s lawn maintenance guys, and the next thing I hear is Nola screaming.

  2. amie

    August 18, 2009 at 2:39pm

    Also, who is this Cassie and will she be my friend? I am seriously jealous of your housesitting situation.

  3. CassyLee

    August 18, 2009 at 5:52pm

    Yeah, they do it twice a week even when I’m around. I guess I’ve gotten so used to it that I am almost deaf to it at this point – at least the Friday one. The Tuesday one always happens as I’m leading a team teleconference & it usually starts up just as some soft-spoken teammate is whispering some important information I should be writing notes on ;).

  4. Lucretia

    August 19, 2009 at 5:46am

    Man, I should have sorted out that US visa sooner.

  5. courtney

    August 19, 2009 at 7:54pm

    Lawn mowing noises are HORRIBLE. They remind me there is a lawn to be mowed.

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