As you all know, my health is at such a point that I am useless around the house. I cannot manage to even scramble an egg. We live out in the country a few miles out of town. And we have 3/4 of an acre that is all 2 feet high. The pastor who lives across the road mowed some of the lawn near the road and then got a brush cutting tool of some kind and came last week and cleared out the high weeds where the bird seed grew (we had the beginnings of a nice patch of wheat and other plants!). He did not want payment, just thought he would help. We are soon to get some cash, a one time payment. husband has agreed that I will hire someone to brush-hog the yard and get it trimmed up nicely, with the brush taken away. I also want to pay someone to come in and clean the house. Deep clean, help us get through the stuff that has piled up. I would need someone motivated as I cannot work side by side with them. What do I ask about when I talk to yard services and to potential housekeepers? My mom has a lady who cleans once a week in her house. We cannot afford regular help, but we can handle having someone come in and do a deep clean. But I do NOT want someone who gets hurt coming back to sue me. Nor do I want to have them set us up for a robbery. I also want someone who will not be judgemental. I get enough of that from family. We do not live in this mess because we like it. We do it because I hurt and husband is overwhelmed and the kids have been home all summer. Thanks in advance ladies!