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Bad start for the holiday weekend in my neighborhood

Friday, May 28, 2010

Started the day normally, breakfast, reading paper and walking Phred. After I got back from walking/jogging Phred I felt real hot and sweaty. I had opened all the windows this morning when the clouds were still out but by the time I got back it had warmed up a lot and the sun was shinning. So turned on the AC and kicked back with some water to catch a little bit of the 11am news b/4 I was going to start cleaning the house.

Big sig alert, 91 Fwy closed in both directions due to gas tank truck explosion. It was pretty bad and you could see the black smoke in the air looking in that direction. We are only about 8 miles from the accident, I live just a couple of blocks away from the 91 fwy.

Did all the household chores, bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming and mopping but clean up things around the house. Moved the living room furniture and vacuumed behind and each piece real good. Got a really good workout but didn't make it to the gym. Maybe tomorrow.

Tomorrow I was suppose to go with my sister Doreen and Aunt Roseanne to visit my sick Aunt Janet. Just got a call from my sister that it has been canceled at least for the moment. Could change in a bit.
I guess my Aunt Roseanne got a call from her sister Janet (on site here as Blessed1953)
saying she wouldn't be up for visitors and to wait a few weeks. Only problem is from what I understand from my other sister Linda who talked to Janet's husband Louie this past Sunday, I am not sure she has that long. I know when my ex was sick he stopped taking calls and not wanting visitors about 6 months ago. So I don't know what is going on but for now the trip is canceled.

Took Phred out for his evening walk and it had once again cooled off. Had to move fast to keep warm. LOL What a day, hope tomorrows better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSIC66 5/29/2010 8:54PM

    praying for the family.

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MARENAMOO 5/29/2010 3:14PM

    Sounds like you had a productive day and you are getting some free time tomorrow. Maybe then could get your exercise in then. Enjoy your weekend and hope your aunt Janet feels better - sometimes when I am not feeling well I don't want visitors either.

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ZNEKITA 5/29/2010 7:02AM

    I hope today and the rest of the weekend turn out to be better for you!


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BARBARASDIET 5/29/2010 1:34AM

    That 91 is always having problems!

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SHER11 5/29/2010 12:01AM

    Praying tomorrow is a better day for you and everyone

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Tired of the clouds.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This morning it was very cloudy but sort of warm. Very strange weather, what the hell is going on. It was snowing earlier in the week up in the local mountains, Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead. Manmouth still has snow so they could keep the slops opened if they wanted to. Summer/Bikini skiing use to be so much fun when I was in my youth.

Went to the market today. Oh what fun that is. Better than Costco. Did very well with my coupons around $60 off the bill. The produce guy, who I have known for years told me I was looking good and asked how much weight I had lost. He was impressed.

Walked Phred 2 times and did a 5 miles Leslie Sansone dvd. Really want to get to the gym but the husband called to say his AC wasn't working. I was why do you have your AC on when it is cool outside. So he was going to have me follow him to the AC repair place. So after I get home with Phred I have lunch and wait. He comes in and the next thing I know he is having Frank follow him. Screwed up me going to the gym. My gym is always crowded but the best time is bwt 10am - 1pm to show up, otherwise you can't get any cardio machines and have to wait forever to use the weight machines. Haven't gotten in there since last week but I do work out at home if I don't get over there.

Talked to my friend Irene for a little while and we were going to try to go bowling but that fell through too. No rain No rain. emoticon


Dishwasher Pt.2

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ok the Maytag guy came on Monday to check the dishwasher. My husband had already done everything, but we were at a lost as to why it wasn't cleaning anymore. Tan the Maytag man checked everything out and said my hubby had done a great job and so had I on keeping the dishwasher clean in a hard water area. After talking to him he suggested had I changed dishwater detergent. No I hadn't but I had opened a new box just about the time the problem started. He said to go buy another box. I went to the store but made sure I got the Cascade in the old design box rather than this new lime green fresh scent style. Guess what I ran the dishwasher today and everything came out pretty good and I think after a few times everything will be back to normal.

I called Cascade to file a complaint and the lady was real nice. I gave her the code for the box I had and I got the feeling that there had been other complaints only from her tone and when I gave her the code. She asked if both said they had Dawn in them, and they both did.
She was going the let corporate know and said maybe someone would get back to me. I also will get a coupon in the mail for a free box and some extra coupon cents off. When I asked her if she wanted me to keep the box or mail it back to them. She says "No, they said they don't need it". This is sort of what made me think that there had been other problems with this batch.

Did my normal routine today of walking Phred in AM/PM and almost finished up my topiary's.
One more to go. I really cut them back short because they have gotten so thick this winter with all the rain. This time I will take pictures but a lot of the green has been cut off but one will still be able to tell what they are.

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MUSIC66 5/27/2010 12:32AM

    that great that your dish washer is ok.

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DNJEN471 5/27/2010 12:00AM

    That seems strange- but at least they are giving you something for the trouble :)

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Costco day.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I go to Costco about every 6 - 8 weeks, just about the time we run out of toilet paper and kleenix. I picked up some kiwi, salmon and trout along with my dark chocolate favorite Acai.
Came home and took Phred for a good 40 min. walk except I am starting to jog a little so cut this walk by about 7 mins. by doing that.
Talk to my daughter Samra tonight. She got the package of goodies I sent her. She loves Polly's Pies (here in CA0 and you can buy fresh breads, cookies, jams and they have the best oatmeal. So I picked her up some stuff and sent in to her along with some old photos from her childhood, like her first bath as a wee baby. Her friends got a kick out of them and so did she. I had doubles of these and figured she needed to have her own copies. Not going to be online for much longer tonight going to watch "TBL' in the bedroom, husband watches NCIS out here. At least with Lost no longer on I won't be missing the last half hour anymore (no we don't have cable, satellite or a DVR) so I would watch Lost at 9pm and switch back to TBL at commercials. I have missed so many shows now since I use my VHS anymore to tape shows. Oh well. Lets see what tomorrow will bring.

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ETHEREALCAT 5/25/2010 11:34PM

    I love the way you spell your dog's name... there's gotta be a story in that!

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BRITTVFAN 5/25/2010 11:02PM

    Sounds like you had a good day.

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Mystery of the dish washer

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jeff has been trying to fix my dishwasher for a few days. He has gone over everything about 10 times and all the dishes are still coming out like the rinse cycle is not working. Finally called the MayTag guy today and he told Jeff some other things to do. Only thing the filter was pretty clean and the dishwasher was really clean for one 6 years old. So the guy said he would stop by just to check. He checked everything and the only thing that changed in the last 10 days is I opened a new box of Cascade, which I purchased about 2 weeks ago. The box design is different, a lime green. So he said somehow it went bad. I went back to the store today and on purpose I purchase a box of Cascade that still had the old design. I am going to try it and see if it cleans. If it was the box of detergent I am going to Cascade and let them know about it.

Anyway this MayTag guy named Tan is so sweet, he doesn't want to charge us because he was in the area and the husband had done all the work. He just checked everything Jeff had already inspected. So Jeff still gives him $40 dollars and says to me, "Aren't you having some kind of problem with the oven". I was like "yeah it doesn't seem to cook correctly or evenly anymore". So the heating element wasn't working correctly. The stove was purchased in late 1992 or early 1993, so they have to be replaced about every 7 yrs and we had done it once b/4. So even though we don't know if the dishwasher is working yet at least the stove is now working great.

Took Phred for a good walk this morning and then I was tired today. I tried to stay up to see the last show of "Lost" last night which ended at 11:35pm. I fell asleep for the last couple of mins. and had to look at it this morning online. I did wash my car and take Phred for another walk. Going to bed early tonight. emoticon emoticon

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DNJEN471 5/25/2010 6:20PM

    So I am curious... what did you think about the last episode of Lost? I have heard so many different opinions. :)

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MUSIC66 5/25/2010 12:14AM

    the would be a pain not having your dishwasher working properly.

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BELLABANANAS 5/25/2010 12:12AM

    That dishwasher sounds like a doozy!

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