DH moved SD19's bed to the BASEMENT!!!!!!!!
Previous post..... http://www.steptalk.org/node/217033
I have to really thank TWOVIEWPOINTS for her input in that last post. I sold the idea to DH, he was hesitant, I persisted and it WORKED! OMFG it worked! SD19 isn't even home from college yet and her bed was taken apart, carried downstairs by DH and put back together. SD13 is going to wash her sheets this week for SD19 and make her bed. }:) I helped clean a lot, but mainly directed traffic and kept DH and SD13 moving on this plan. Just in the nick of time.
This morning DH tells me I have to drive him 30 minutes away to get his car from the shop. Because he forgot to get it last weekend and drove his truck all week. LOL PERFECT time to bring up SD19 moving to the basement. A thirty minute car ride where he can't walk away from me lol!
About ten minutes into our drive, I start with my "talk."
"......DH you know I don't want that HHog coming into my home, and we have argued every weekend about it for months. You basically TOLD me that it will be here and that there's no other choice. Even in my own home, I have no other choice, because you don't want to hear SD19 bitch and complain, and you want HER to be happy. Instead, you've chosen to let ME bitch and complain and be UNhappy in my own home. We have beaten a dead horse EVERY weekend with me telling you NO and you have still chosen to do your own thing, in the interest of SD19, and not ME, your wife. So here's what I think we should do. You have no room in your closet, so you moved things into SD19's closet. She's coming home and she never has enough room as it is, so you moved your things from SD19's closet to SD13's closet. We have a big house yet we have no room (because DH is a clutterbug and can't get his shit together). SD19 can have the basement and use the small storage room as her closet. She'll have her own bathroom down there to do her hair and make-up (and let her own trash overflow). SD13 will keep the bathroom upstairs, but will share the shower with SD19. That is all SD19 will do upstairs is maybe use her old room for storage and shower in SD13's bathroom."
DH said, "And it won't be hot down there in the basement, either."
I explained that SD13 could go down there and hang out with her big sis, HHog could be in the part of the basement where it's dark and behind closed doors, safe from the dogs. All SD19 would have to do is make sure she keeps the door to the basement OPEN when she leaves during the day, so the pups can get to the dog door. She'll also have to keep her bathroom door shut so the dogs don't tear through her trash. SD19 could handwash her delicates in the utility sink and hang them up to dry if she wants. SHe'll have plenty of room. SD19 could keep all of the HHog supplies down in the basement, too, so she isn't going from her old upstairs room to the garage when it's time to clean the cage. Hell, she can even BATHE the HHog in the utility sink. LOL
I did all but tell DH I didn't even want to know the HHog was here. I will tell him that tonight. As soon as DH got back with his car, he headed straight for the basement! Joy to the WORLD! I already had the furniture sliders ready. DH had said during our ride, "We'll have to see if this will work and if the bed will fit." I told him, "It WILL work. I'll make sure it will. A HHog is coming into my home against my will. THIS WILL WORK." I gave him the crazy eye shit right then, too!
DH tried the old, "You just want to be separated as much as possible from SD19!" Damn straight, I do, DH, but I didn't say that. She's a toxic brat and she's bringing a helpless rodent into a house with four large dogs. Instead I listed all of the Pros about having SD19 in the basement. I told him if, at age 19, my parents gave me an ENTIRE basement with a sectional, a HUGE TV and most of all room and privacy, I would have been elated!
Funny thing is, SD13, DH and I went down there to clean and vacuum and the basement looked like shit. DH and SD13 hadn't dusted down there, hadn't straightened out the mats the dogs ran in on, hadn't vacuumed...IN MONTHS, and DH had just told SD13 to PICK UP the commercial floor mats and LAY them ON the sectional sofa!!! This was because they were filthy and he wanted to get rid of them! WELL, if you had SD13 actually use the vacuum the right way every weekend and FOLLOW-UP to check her work that was done, then MAYBE the mats wouldn't be filthy!! So when I went down there, the mats had dropped grass and dirt all over the sofa. DH is a dumbass. So, I vacuumed off the sofa nd I had SD13 WIPE THE STAIRWELL WALLS where the pups had come in covered with mud! (Oh this was the best day!!) I agreed to let a tile guy come in and give us an estimate this week at DH's urging. I explained that even tile needed to be cleaned. You can't just forget about it when there are 5 dogs in the basement. We're going to pull up the pee-spotted Berber carpet and put heavy duty vinyl tile down there. AFTER SD19 returns to school. }:) }:) }:) She gets the pee-stained carpet in the meantime. }:) Fitting for a spoiled brat like her. DH even had the nerve to tell me that I couldn't go into the basement anymore during thunderstorms because it would now be SD19's area. Bullshit lol! She is in the finished part of the basement on one side. I always go to the UNfinished side of the basement, where it's underground, on the other side, if the storms get really strong. I pay the mortgage, I'll go wherever I damn please.
So this way, SD19 is responsible for vacuuming the basement every weekend, HER new room, the area where the dogs run to the dog door which gets filthy. }:) }:) }:) }:) }:) Her daybed is right under the stained ceiling tiles where SD19 overflowed the powder room toilet on the main floor two years ago. Let her sit there and look up at THAT SHIT. This is almost a downgrade for her because it's so dirty and dusty from being the main dog track to the backyard, but at least I have her away from me. And the HHog will be further away, too.
"Out of sight, out of mind." THANK YOU THANK YOU, twoviewpoints for your idea!!!!
Even better, SD19 is dog sitting for some friends Memorial Day weekend through the following week, so she might not be around. DH also said her summer class is the 6-week one, so she won't be home ALL of August. Just a short time from mid-August until Fall semester starts, maybe 10 days or so. Time to go lock out the LR TV during the day. Get cho ass in the basement. Same goes for SD13. You can go to your "sister's apartment!"