We've had a wonderful housekeeper for the past 6.5 years. We've all gotten very comfortable with each other over the time, and she knows what we like, and the little things we like done.
For example, whenever we've gone away for an extnded period, she would come in and air out the house and vacuum and dust a day before we got back.
She'd clean out the oven and fridge before I asked.
She's put away the kids toys, if they had forgotten.
Now we're all so sad, because recently she was diagnosed with an illness which makes it impossible for her to carry on working.
I call to check on how she's doing, and we miss her terribly.