For those of us who are fans of Period Dramas, we recognize the value of a good servant. Consider Mrs. Hill, housemaid to Mrs. Bennet of Longbourne. I'm sure that whatever she was paid, it wouldn't have been enough to compensate for having to deal with Mrs. Bennet's nerves.
We have had very faithful and diligent servants in our cottage. One of them lost it's life this week and the cost to replace it was impressive. A-hem.
Here is the new servants staff photo.
I can only hope that he will serves us as well as his predecessor did.
Hot water is a luxury, one that I am grateful for, and willing to pay for.
Now, I can only hope that my longest serving servant holds out for a bit longer, until we can afford to pay for a new one!
At least my servants have a reasonable Mistress to deal with, the lucky things.