I've received Tom for a month during the lockdown in France, we had a great time, I might say, even if I'm a very hard person to live with ! So I hope he had a great time too, haha !
Tom is kind and very helpful, always asking if he can help in anyway. How refreshing is it to have someone doing the dishes or brooming the common rooms just because it is the normal thing to do.
I insist on having a clean house and when we had "cleaning days" in the house he was very precise and dedicated, trying to do his best, as he always does in everything that he starts.
He was very respectful of the house, his things were not all around the place, he smoked outside on laundry days as I requested, so the clothes won't smell tobacco, even when it was cold outside, he cleaned after him in the bathroom, in the kitchen... He was always worried about the noise he might have been doing while I was asleep, and I actually never heard him doing any, haha.
He helped me so much in the house, even though I hadn't the tools required, we've improvised with what we had, and it works pretty well, haha, but took us a little bit of time. Among other things we've ripped off linoleum floors with spatulas, he removed wallpapers in a corridor, we worked in the garden, we totally cleaned the kitchen from floor to ceiling... Once he started, it's hard to stop him, he's very dedicated and in the details, I tell you ! With him, and only working 4 days a week and more or less 3 hours a day, we managed to finish all the things I've had to do in pair ! The last days he spend with me I had no more task to gave him.
I'll say : with Tom, the work gets done.
Tom always says that he's a terrible cook, but he's actually pretty good with a recipee (as he says himself), and he nails the mapple syrup creps !
He loves to talk about Quebec, travels he made, experiences he had, politics, and the way the world is and should have been, you can spend hours talking to him, and he's also very funny (and major in dark humor and sarcasm !).
He has plenty of wisdom, advices, and knowledge to share, and it was a life changer to have him knowing stuff I didn't even heard about.
We tried to take walks everyday, obviously we didn't make it, but when we were outside we were always trying to take another path to elongate our exits, glaring at the landscapes and the nature all around us. He's very motivated to do stuff, and willing to share new ways in life. I fast when I can, and he decide to join me on the experiment, we've fast two days, and then tried to go easy on food, haha, it was very nice to share it with someone. We ended up, a few times, eating like piggies, though, but it was perfect. We shared our love for junk food a bit, and it made us feeling alive again during this lockdown.
I thank him for the days we've spend together, he never said anything about me spending long hours, during evenings and nights, in front of the TV, or me being grumpy during ..well, anytime, haha. He was my first workawayer, and it was a pretty good "first time" ;). He is easy to live with and is a breath of fresh air in the house.
You should have him at your house, you won't regret it !