Before sitting down and talking with my housekeeper, Christina, I did not have any idea of her life at home. Besides the occasional Spanish conversation with her, I actually have not really even spoken to Christina. To my surprise, a life that is practically non-existent to the clients she associates with, opened up to me. And this life is very hard to decipher, especially when Christina is always joyful and never seems to lose the smile on her face, even when working. I guess she does not want others to feel sorry for her. She must feel that the help of others is not completely necessary, when really, this is all Christina needs. Cleaning about five houses a day, for a very low salary, does not seem to me like it is enough to support four others. However, Christina finds a way to make ends meet.