Hi everyone - intro post!
I am an Aussie living in the US temporarily with my US partner and 10 year old step-son. We're trying to immigrate permanently back to Australia, but it's a long process! We're hoping we'll get back there this year sometime.
Due to visa restrictions, I'm unable to work, and as such, I've found myself in the position of housedyke - something I never expected. I'm not the kind of person who thrills at the idea of going to work, but I never thought I'd be totally financially supported by my partner like this either. It's been an adjustment, but it's working out well. Mostly, we split the household chores based on who likes (or doesn't hate) to do what, and I handle all of the time consuming immigration details. That's almost like a part time job in and of itself.
I thought this community might be a bit of fun if it gets going, so I joined.
To get the ball rolling...
Recently, our vacuum cleaner broke. We're too poor to buy another. We have a very shedding dog, five cardboard box-ripping cats, and two mice who glory in throwing their bedding out of the mouse house. Short of using a carpet sweeper on the floor twice a day, does anyone have any ideas? Maybe handy-girl girlfriend can fix it, but until she gets a chance to work on it..?