I just got back home from a 12 day vacation to visit my family in Utah. I have to admit that I don't like being gone that long. I like even less that I had to leave my 18 year old to fend for himself. I did stock the cupboards and fridge with food for him, but I had to rely on him to feed my dog, which he dislikes, and the cat, and to water my garden. But I have to say that I am totally shocked that he did such a great job! Only one plant died in the process, and it was one that I was struggling to keep alive.
I kind of suspect this is what happened: This morning I sent him a text to let him know we were in Reno and would be home in a few hours. He texted back asking specifically what time we would be home. When I came in the house, I was shocked to see how clean it was! It was cleaner than I left it! I wondered if my husband's step mom had come over and cleaned for us. All of the dishes were done, and the entry hall was clean. The floor looked like it had been swept, and the living room and family room were both picked up. I found my son upstairs and asked if someone had come to clean. He said that he and his friend had done it. So I am kind of wonder if they started picking up when they got my text! lol
Whatever the story, it sure was nice to come home to a clean house. And it was nice to find squash ready to pick, and ripe tomatoes on the vine. My dog looked none the worse for wear, and my son seemed happy and healthy. Whew! Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.