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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Projects and More

Thursday (project #1) is the day the useless Hotpoint washer I got before Christmas will be picked up. Friday, my new Amana (project #2) will be delivered. Okay, it is a pre-loved rent-to-own that I purchased. It cost me $255 + $25 delivery and includes the hoses. Yes, I know I told you that, but this is for folks that did not read that post.

The reason this is two projects is not just that I must move things, some twice. But, I must deal on two days with two pickup/deliveries from two stores with two sets of movers and two different guy friends here to make sure I am treated fairly. Plus, I want to go to the cheap movie and have two doctor appointments, all on Thursday.

Monday was the first day I was out of bed and productive beyond barely caring for myself and doing a bit of grocery shopping...just a bit. I threw away produce. Tuesday,  I threw away food too long in the refrigerator and washed clothes.

Now, Wednesday, I have to get the house/laundry room ready for pickup and delivery. In front of the washer I keep two stacked Rubbermaid containers with a laundry basket on top. All this is not in the way to use the washer, but the washer cannot be removed. Then, there a few other things that a guy carrying the washers might not want to navigate. Right inside the door are more plastic bins that are easily navigated by me. But, generally they are in the way...ugh.

When I take the chicken breasts out of the crockpot, I will put a brisket in. That way, I don't have to wash the crock! Clever, huh? Maybe I will put in potatoes, zucchini, and Vidalia onions.

My friend who was going to move the things cannot do it now. That means I must struggle and try not to exacerbate current injuries. I just now hung clothes on the line and put in boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot. Now, I need to deal with dishes from two weeks in the other half of the sink. They are getting odiferous in this heat. The dishwasher still does not get dishes clean. Today, a dishpan will be involved.

Project #3 involves my chicken waterer that someone sent me. It cannot be hung from the top of the coop. Help me with this thought so I can figure if this will work. I intend to buy a piece of pipe that is for wiring. Then, I will put it across the corner from the front to one side through the chain link fencing, making a triangle. I just need to figure out how long the pipe needs to be. Does anyone have an opinion if the waterer with nipples for the chickens will hang from a rod?

This is where knowing how to use the Pythagorean theorem will come in handy. I really don't want to stagger around in the chicken pen in the dust to measure with a tape. I can work smarter and not harder. Exbf and I use algebra and geometry all the time. I don't know how people think that math is useless after class is over.

Since I have no bread, I need to go to the store and really don't want to in this heat! Now that I am inside and cool, lying in the bit of ac breeze, it is time to go out and get in the clothes and hang more. Since it is supposed to be in mid 90s with a heat index of 100 this week, I don't want to go out.

But, I must go out. I just remembered I left a pineapple and a cantaloupe in the car....grrrr. At least it wasn't the milk and meat that I did carry in last night.

Your turn
Does dealing with appliances and delivery people cause you stress? Or, do you have someone to help you deal with it all?  How does my plan for hanging the chicken waterer sound? Possible? Do you ever forget food in the car, not making that separate trip out to get it?


  1. I accidentally left a sirloin tip roast in the car once__and forgot about it until it smelled like a murder happened in the car. I was so teed off with myself, plus I had to clean the car and shampoo the carpet and upholstery to get the smell out

    1. GAH! Once my friend and it went to her mother's house to get or do something. In the meantime, for the next two weeks the smell in the car kept getting stronger. We were dying. We looked for the odor. Finally, my friend found a package of hamburger meat. It seems her mother put it in the car because we did not have much money for food. But, she did not tell us. She said she thought we would see it. NO! we smelled it. The three of us were upset. I don't know how she got the odor out.


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