The annual termite inspection
Me: I have to get up early Saturday to clean the house.
Mike Geraci: Why?
Me: Because it’s our annual termite inspection! (really, there shouldn’t be any need for further explanation here).
Mike Geraci: (looking confused) Are we having people over afterward?
Mike Geraci: Then what’s the big deal?
Argh! The big deal is that the annual termite inspection is like having your own annual physical. Only it’s for your house. The idea of a complete stranger prodding and poking through every nook and cranny of the house (closets and youngest daughter’s room included) gives me the vapors. So, I’m off to clean, then collapse, then go out to dinner (because no way am I cooking after I finish with my kitchen today).