Yeah, it probably is! Or that nut that called canuckinchile's husband's cell phone 30x in the same amount of minutes!Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2218687;
The peeve about merging -- it's so dangerous and no matter how careful you are, it's impossible to keep an eye on everyone else. When a person stops suddenly for a reason, you expect that it's because of an emergency. But when idiots just do that 'cause that's how they drive...ARGH! I had taken my mom out shopping and to lunch the other day in the 'burbs and it was just full of people doing illegal things and not seeming to know or care. There were two lanes--one for turning right, the other for turning left. (You couldn't go straight ahead.) I was in the left lane. So the guy in the right lane? Of COURSE he sped up and turned left from the right lane. I thought we were all going to die! Who said the suburbs were more peaceful?!
Thanks for the laundry tips everyone. I actually got it temporarily solved. Went to a neighbors' house (they're away on a trip and we're taking care of their dogs) and used their dryer. I'm sure I looked like a freak carrying over a huge basket of not quite dripping laundry!! Anyhow, I called them first to make sure it'd be OK (which I knew it would be, 'cause they're just that nice), but I'll still leave them some freshly made cookies on the day they're to come home. Their kids will love that! Anyhow, the husband checked the dryer out and he's pretty good at fixing things, but it looks like it's just too old and needs to be replaced. So we'll get that today--Lowe's has the one we want in stock and it matches our new washer (well, not new--we got it a couple years ago).
Regarding the window peeve...when we moved into this house, it had supposedly been previously occupied by an architect and his family. Well, you wouldn't have known it by the shoddy work he had done on the house. Unbelievable! He cut corners everywhere he could. We remodeled most of it ourselves and hired pros to do the harder stuff. We ended up spending a good chunk of money replacing all the windows in the house. I almost hyperventilated at the cost, but I'll tell you, our monthly electric and heating bills are WAY lower than before we replaced them. And we're nice and cool in the summer and warm in the winter months!
And Amy Lee, laugh all you want! I was at first really disturbed by those messages on my parents' cell phone, but then I found it humorous, too. What a nice grandson that kid must've been, huh?!