"Here's an excuse for getting your house clean while being altruistic: Give your kids chores, and watch them learn the value of money. At least that's what the results of a recent survey seem to prove.
The 2010 Charles Schwab Families & Money survey found that 53% of parents whose children had four or more regular chores while growing up considered their now young adult children to be "very financially responsible," compared to 46% of parents whose children had one to three regular chores, and 39% of parents whose children had no chores.
In other words, the more chores they did, the better the kids were with money -- at least in the parents' eyes.
I bet anyone who ever did chores for an allowance or had a job as a kid can remember how it helped them learn the meaning of a dollar."
I had to take the strainers off my faucets, and clean them out. The water company had put in a new meter yesterday afternoon, and he must have been careless, as I got muddy water for quite a while. That in turn, made my toilet "run", so I cleaned the flapper and seat, but that didn't work, so I put a new flapper in there. Still not sure that it is completely fixed, so I will have to put some food dye in the tank.
Today was the day Jay and I were supposed to go to the next town, so I was doing all this in my 'going to town' clothes. Ray was supposed to have been here, too, but he got delayed at his sister-in-law's fixing something.
While I was waiting, I was trying to clean my under cabinet toaster, as Jay had put something in there that caught fire. I scrubbed with a soapy SOS pad until my hands were sore.
I just got the dogs out and back in before it started pouring down rain, so I changed my clothes as it was too late, and nasty, to go into town today.