Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Back in Business

Back in business and I hope this one lasts for over 10 years. I did have to reroute the water Softner overflow hose cause the drain hose for this one isn't as flexible so couldn't put both hoses into the hole. Right now it's running out the door. I told the guy he couldn't leave it up there. He said it would be fine. I said no it's a big overflow. Case in point. The wall and carpet are wet because yep it overflowed.  Nobody listens when I try to tell them shit. 

Aside from that I love this set.  I'm not used to getting laundry done in the morning. The other piece of crap took all day to do one load. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


We had a GE washer/dryer for over 10 years. Not one problem til the heating element went out. So we bought a new set it's an Estate by whirlpool. 
Biggest piece of shit ever. The first six months we owned it we had the repairmen out 5 times to fix it, at their cost because of the warranty. We did purchase a 3 year extended and in my mind extended should pick up after the first year the company warranties it. But it does not and this was up in January so the dryers heating element went out on it yesterday during load two. The washer isn't in the best working order cause well piece of shit. So here we go again. Time for a new set. It will not be an estate by whirlpool they can keep their junk. It will either be a GE or Maytag. We have a maytag fridge and dishwasher and they are great. 

Never ever think, oh we are going to get ahead and be set. Cause once you think it shit happens. Grrrrrr 

So right now I can wash stuff but it has to be dried outside. Towels didn't get dry last night so had to rehang them this morning. Plus another load of clothes. Did a small load of whites and have those hanging on things in the garage cause I ran out of clothes pins. 

It's foggy.  Getting foggier as the day goes on I think. Not helping the drying outside process. It's going to rain tomorrow so I need this stuff dry. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

17 Years


The hubs and I have been married for 17 years today. 

He brought me these last night. 

This morning I served us breakfast in bed. This was so yummy.  Shh we didn't share it with the kids. I don't think they even know it's gone yet. 

The kids are having dinner with my mom and brothers. 

Hubs and I had dinner at Hibachi Grill.  Yummy.  Went to Target to walk it off and get a grill brush. Ended up getting two cause they were on clearance for 2.68. 

Came home and kids were dropped off by grandma. 

That's actually when Monday started early I swear. 

Daughter wouldn't listen.  I asked her to go get the laundry for me. She said I do my own laundry. I said I know but can you go get ours for me. I don't see why I have to. And. She. Walked. Out. The. Door. I asked her to do something and she went outside. 

Oh hells no!!!!

Opened the door and told her to go get the laundry. Multiple fits started after that.   

I was in bed and just fell asleep when I heard her bitching about something. She slammed her doors and broke one. I took her phone away.  

Back to bed and calmed down enough to fall asleep and am awakened by the girl dog making barfing sounds on my bed. 

Nothing and I mean nothing wakes you up faster than that. 

Again calmed down to go back to sleep. Dog jumps back on bed. I'm no get off. Pushed her off. She hit the fan. It fell over and broke. 

This I swear is shit that should happen on a Monday. Not a Sunday. I'm hoping for a calmer day today. Monday. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


Time to catch up.   What's been happening all week?

Not much really. 

It rained Wednesday. Then later that evening the power was out for an hour and a half due to an accident. 

Thursday was just cloudy and gloomy. 


Friday was grocery day. My regular Aldi's is closing down for a month for remodeling so went to a different one in a different town.  Not really impressed with the produce so far.  Blueberries were shit.  Apples not the best.  ugh.  Went to Meijers after for a couple things I knew Aldi's wouldn't have.  Came home and put it all away.  Then didn't do much.

Saturday spent the entire morning outside with son doing yard work and that meant cutting down the dried up flowers.  The front yard has most of the flowers. So we did just the front.  Took us until 1pm to finish.  Wow and my hands hurt so bad when we were done.  I only had one glove.  Ironically the hand that was gloved was the hand that got a blister.  Go figure. Daughter did not help because well it was WORK.  She said as we came inside. I will come out and help if you want me too.  Really! She only said that after she heard us putting stuff up.  I told her she WILL help with the back yard flowers.  There's honestly not that many back there. But they are marigolds and still in bloom so not cutting them down yet.  

Sunday-yesterday- son had baseball practice.  Yes baseball.  I guess they don't want them forgetting anything so they plan to have practice here and there until spring when twice a week practices will start up. 
Daughter and I walked to the dollar store for batteries.  My thermostat in the hallway was flashing low battery instead of the house temp so since we never have AA batteries on hand had to go get some.
Brings us to this morning.  Monday mornings are always fun.  Grouchy kids.
Got them off to school.  Trash set out because I forgot to do it last night.  Bathrooms cleaned.  Laundry in the dryer.  Now I'm trying to get things updated.  Put up chapter two on my writing blog. 
I don't know if its my internet or my stupid computer but it took, I kid you not, 45 minutes to sign out and log into that account just to post ch 2.  Then it was a quicker signout and signin to get back here. 

I think we are going to get some rain today but not sure since I missed the forecast.  I need to go out and dig up my purple iris bulbs in spots and spread them out some more.  I have them every where because they keep multiplying. I love it!! Hard to believe I started with 2 bulbs. haha

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lunch Out and Grilled Pizza

Hubs and I went out today. Since we couldn't go anywhere yesterday this is his birthday lunch. Our waitress looked like she was pissed to be at work. She frowned every time we asked for rolls. 
Not impressed with Logan's anymore. They have changed their menu so much and the last few times we have eaten their we have gotten a waitress who would rather be elsewhere. Last time I got online and complained. We got free dinners out of it. I won't complain this time cause we don't plan on going back. 

He got a steak and I got a chicken salad. 

We did a little shopping for a few groceries then came home.   
We both took naps til the kids got home. 

For dinner I grilled a homemade pizza.  I love my grill! 

Now it's time for a cup of coffee. I have to stay awake for the season start of Sons of Anarchy!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Madness Birthday

Today is hubs Birthday. 
We were going to go to a matinee movie while the kids were in school.
We were going to stop and get lunch.
We were going to stop and get a few groceries on the way home for dinner the rest of the week.

Son didn't go to school today.
So we didn't go anywhere.  So maybe tomorrow we can go to a birthday lunch. I got son's homework assignments offline and hubs had stopped at the school this morning and got his books.  Took us helping him 3.5 hours to do it.  Freakin ridiculous! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

School Pictures

School pictures are stupid high priced so I take my own.  I'm not about to pay $80+ to get the amount of pictures I need when I can do it myself. 

Took the kids pics today and finally got them printed out.  This was no easy task. 

I have a Dell laptop with windows XP love it but its super slow.  The printer is the best printer I have ever had.  Unfortunately once these ink cartridges are empty its done.  The cartridge holders inside are broke. I like to never got them put in to print.

I have a new, well its almost 2 years old sony laptop with windows 8 I HATE IT.  I have a canon printer.  Supposed to print great pictures.  HA HA. I printed a sheet and it looked faded.  The dell printer does a way better job.  So either this new printer doesn't print good pics as the sales man said it did or I bought the wrong replacement ink. Which I might have done.  The old cartridges said Fine on them the new ones said XL.  I don't know what that means. 

Anyway a job that should have taken maybe a half hour took 2 hours.  I was doing fine with the 8 x 10s but when it came to the wallet size it gave me all kinds of fits.  Kept freezing up.  Took its sweet time.  I was beginning to wonder if I would get them printed before next year.  ugh If I didn't hang them on the wall I wouldn't worry about it.  Although that wouldn't make the grandmas very happy either.

Kaylie is 15 and in !0th grade.
Keith is 12 and in the 6th grade.