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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

its not dirty

when i was working full time i never really thought too much
about doing the house work
i helped some but was not the primary house care giver

then i retired and it all changed
what a shock to the system it was
my wife she was working full time so i became  the house husband
thank goodness since ive been doing this for awhile
that its just the two of us


how in the heck can the two of us do this to a house in a week
i can only imagine what it would be like if our two sons were
kids and still at home
i probably wouldnt make it im afraid

i think maybe that y chromosome i have that my wife
she doesnt have
makes a difference when it comes to house cleaning
i think the difference is a coping dna that may not be in the y

i probably would not be fun to be around if i had to watch my
house cleaning get destroyed every day

i read an article this morning about people who never have to
clean their house
it seemed im afraid a little too ocd to me
they must not have kids and a messy husband

some of the things though kinda make sense
some we sort of follow
sort of

put away clothes every night
well i do have my piles i like to keep in the chairs

dont have extras
since i retired i dont
i have 3 types of socks
work outside ones  dress ones which i rarely wear
then those ones that you cant see when you wear them
each group is the same brand and color
the rest were thrown away or donated

wipe down after every use
that i do since i do the cleaning
sure makes it easier
before i wasnt as good about doing it

dont pile your beds with all that stuff
we have 4 pillows we use and a light napping blanket for me
works great

put shoes and coats away
we have a tray by the door and a tray under our jacket rack
we have a jacket rack in our hallway
this sure helps a lot
however thats where my old blue jacket was when it disappeared
a black hole for jackets sometimes

dont let dishes pile up
my rule is when my wife she texts me she is on the way home
i have 30 minute to get the dishes done
when she is out of town my rule is do the dishes at least two hours
before her plane lands

put things back where they came from
well this one is a problem
my work area is a do not touch area

dust and vacuum regularly
this one i got covered
my system involves a daily schedule of just a few minutes
in each room on its assigned day
lets see today is vacuum upstairs day

so this system works well for me
if there were kids involved here i wouldnt make it
how do you mommas do this

thanks kja for the article

the organicgreen doctor

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