With the holiday season fast approaching and our budget stretched thin, like many we are trying to recover from a season of $4.00 a gallon/gas, having a good Christmas is becoming elusive. But hard times is also the mother of invention or apt to make one become very creative to any idea.
The idea that I was presented with was to clean a house, not just any house but a mansion of great worth. This home was located in a very exclusive gated area, patroled by guards and very pristine. I also felt very much like Cinderella on her way to the ball not to attend, but to clean. I even got to wear my own set of booties (slippers) for the occasion.But off I went this morning at 7am to clean, this 6000 square foot, 7 full bathroom mansion and while I was cleaning I was also learning a few things along the way. I learned that I really do not mind cleaning other peoples houses. That even if I did have that kind of money, I would still want my kids to live in a middle class neighborhood and have chores to keep them grounded. That it takes alot more than money to make a house a home. That the only thing that really made me go "Wow" was the view from the balcony of this house, other than that it was just walls, windows, and a roof. But, one that is considerably cleaner then when I arrived seven hours earlier.
So what are you doing for Christmas money this year?