Well, our first experience with a HelpXer is over and this evening we are welcoming our second lot.
Last week we had Juliane, from Germany, stay with us for one week. She was lovely, did all we asked, worked independently when we were gone all day at work and didn’t laugh too loud at our attempts to speak German with her. I must say that I found it a bit awkward to give orders and delegate jobs I’d usually do, but damn it was nice to come home to a vacuumed and mopped house! Juliane also started on the painting that needs to be done.
On the weekend we took her to New Farm Park and Mt Coot-tha: she helped Ralph write a piece about it on his language-learning website. During the week she took herself off into town and was always back for dinner.
This evening we’re having a Spanish couple from Barcelona come to stay for 12 days. Hopefully they’ll be able to get the painting done before Christmas!