Category Archives: Domestic woes

Out With the Bad Spirits

“I think that Yolanda (name changed) left bad energy in this house. She was into witchcraft and I am wondering if she put a spell on this house or something and that’s why we can’t find a good maid,” said … Continue reading

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Descrimination Against Healthy Eaters

Our latest maid lasted all of three days. We paid her double of what she used to earn. We treated her nicely. We were happy to arrange for insurance and all of the benefits that she is entitled to. We … Continue reading

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Black Friday (With an Upside)

Today: 1. My beloved 90-year old grandmother has pneumonia. This is never good, but especially at her age and with her existing illnesses. 2. The vet told me that Montgomery is getting worse and worse. We need to pick him … Continue reading

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Sad News

Our first baby, our cat Montgomery, is really, really ill. I think I wrote in a previous post that he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Failure about 5 weeks ago. He has been receiving treatment and has been doing really … Continue reading

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Good Help Is Hard to Find

Interviewing housekeepers is a complicated process. Some make appointments and show up, some make appointments and don’t show up. Everybody has a sad story and kids who are being cared for by somebody else so that the women can work. … Continue reading

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Domestic Woes – Part ????

It has taken me over a week to write about this. Some things are just too painful to write about. And of course yet again it involves domestic help. Which I guess just goes to show you that as wonderful … Continue reading

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Issues With Domestic Help (Part 4)

I know you are going to roll your eyes as you read what I am about to write. But I have to write it anyway because managing household help is part of the expatriate experience. And this blog is about … Continue reading

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