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Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for the Double Deuce

Ah. The Double Deuce.  Welcome to my morning, it's been a real Doozy. Today was supposed to be lovely. It's Spring Break for my kids, so we have been keeping mighty busy. But last night the girls were shipped off to sleep over at that magical place where they can Do no wrong and always have the time of their lives: Grandma's house. Now, I could sit here and write an entire post on the sights and sounds of G-ma's house alone, but the letter of the Day is "D".  And I Digress.

With the kids out of the way I thought I could get some much needed work Done around the house. Since I still  have Dishes piled up in my sink from Easter, (Don't judge me. I have to use every single set of Dishes I own in order to feed the army of people who show up at my house for holidays!) I Decided a good place to start would be with the Dishes. But my Dishwasher, Decided otherwise. So, 6:30 a.m., my first D was Down. The Dishwasher Died. Water started pouring out the sides of it. Which would generally indicate things are not good. I'm not a repair kind of girl, but I'm pretty sure the Dishwasher is Done. After cleaning up that Disaster, and Downing a much needed cup of coffee, I thought, well, let me go start on the laundry...
Not the most flattering picture of me, but here I am, throwing my Double Deuces up 
In a busy house like mine, laundry is a never ending job. Daily, I wake up, turn on the coffee pot and put in a load of laundry. I don't Deviate from this schedule. Even when we go on vacation, I Don't take a break. I will always wind up Doing a couple of loads of laundry, so I Don't get backed up when we come home.  But guess what happened this morning when I took the soaking wet clothes out of the washing machine and placed them in the Dryer? It wouldn't start. Yep. My freaking Dryer, like the stupid Dishwasher, Decided today was a good Day to Die hard too. Damn.

So here I sit, Double Deuced. But I'm going to try very hard not to Despair. To be perfectly honest, when The Husband and I first got married, we had neither a Dryer nor a Dishwasher. (Unless you count my two hands.) and I survived. It's just the inconvenience and expense of both of those appliances going at the same time that's left me a little Disheartened today. What about you?  How's your "D" day going so far? Has it been Devine or are you feeling the full effects of the  Double Deuce, like me?

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  1. Bummer (sorry that's a B word)!

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  2. What a Disaster! BTW... my kids were shipped off last night, to several different relatives. Now I'm bored and miss them. But I'm gonna watch a movie by myself and go shopping. Hope your day gets better. Hey! - Go shopping!
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests
    #warriorminion

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    1. Aw, that's what usually happens to me too Dani. I don't sleep when the kids aren't home in their beds, with me. (Even though I know they are safe and in good hands with my mom) And I always miss my little friglets, when they are not with me, lol.

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  3. that sucks, if they were made in the last 2 years they might have some kind of warranty on them.

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    1. Ha-that would be nice, but those appliances are almost as old as me! I'm really not surprised they died, just that they lasted as long as they did. :)

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  4. That definitely sucks. I'm extremely handy with cars and with simple repairs around the house, and yet if my dishwasher or dryer broke, I'm pretty sure I'd be screwed. I don't know the first thing about either of those.

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    1. They are really old and have been rigged and re-rigged by The Husband so many times I can't believe they worked as long as they have. But I think they've finally crossed over to the other side- for good.

      I don't want to sound like a whiney, spoiled brat, (which I totally am) but I've gotten used to having a dishwasher and dryer. Before, I didn't know what I was missing! Now I do. *Whine*

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  5. Thanks for your post on California. But it's even better because I just read your A to D. Don't have a dishwasher and I could live without a dryer. Our forecast is always sunny. Still, it's discouraging to have appliances quit. Looking forward to following your posts.

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    1. Aw, how I miss the Cali sunshine! I'm long overdue for a visit. I miss my BFF and her family so much it hurts; she lives in Brentwood. And it doesn't help that it's freezing here in NJ. So, from now on, I will count on you and your blog to bring me little bits of sunshine OK, Ann? :)

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  6. Oh, no. That sucks big time. We never used to have a dryer or dishwasher either; I've become so spoiled depending on them. With your daughters gone and disfunctioning appliances, I say take it as a sign to relax, kick your feet up, and read a good book. You've got a good excuse today!

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    1. As usual, I'm loving your advice. I wish I could just kick back and read, but you know those people I live with are all going to be demanding clean undies and if I'm unable to produce any, things will start to get ugly over here, lol.

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  7. Don't get Dejected...just Do what you can. Things could be more Dire and your toilet could quit working. Then where would the Deuces go?? :D

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    1. OH MY GOSH, brilliant! I just laughed so hard Mark-best comment ever. Still laughing...

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  8. The laundry never does seem to get done, does it? Don't despair! At least we don't have to wash things by hand anymore.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. It could always be worse, right? I could be Amish and have to do everything by hand, all the time. That would really stink.

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  9. Still, a day without the kids sounds like a win no matter what breaks down. Sounds like relax time for you =).

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    1. Hi Danielle! It's just so quiet here today, too quiet. It feels all kinds of wrong when my kids aren't around making some noise!

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  10. Sorry they both died!!
    Get the kids to wash the dishes by hand you go hang the laundry on the clothesline.

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    1. Yep- the girls have officially been enlisted to help me wash dishes.

      Unfortunately, my kids have allergies that are so bad, if I hung their clothes out on a line to dry, their eyes swell up and their skin itches them like crazy. The pollen in the air here is NUTS. But I will find an alternative. Maybe hang a line up somewhere in the house, IDK. We'll work it out, we always find a way. :)

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  11. It seems both dishwasher and dryer plotted for a strike. Look on the bright side, the kids are not around so you may still enjoy a bit of peace.

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    1. I swear it's conspiracy!

      I did, have a little time to get a couple of posts written. Which is a really good thing for someone who's winging it, with no planned A-Z theme! LOL

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  12. Dang. I'll stop whining. Here's to hoping the appliance store gives you a deep discount for double purchases!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! Yeah, we have an awesome local place that we buy all of our stuff from. But it might have to be awhile before I replace both. Cause, ouch. I can do dishes by hand a lot longer than I can go without a dryer, so that will have to be first purchase.

      Hope you have a better day than I did!

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  13. Haha - very funny, enjoyed that! What a Dog's ass of a Day! :)

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    1. Glad I could make someone smile today- that makes me feel better about having such a crap day myself!

      Thanks for stopping in and commenting :)

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  14. Definitely not as Dreadful as your Day has been!

    Grover
    Inane Ramblings

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    1. Hey Grover! Nice to meet you.

      And I'm glad you are having a non-dreadful kind of day!!

      Thanks for popping in!! Come back and visit again soon.

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  15. You're so adorable!! I'm sorry both your diswasher and dryer died. :( We haven't got a dishwasher, but I couldn't live without my dryer. The door broke, so we duct taped it! LOL

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    1. Duct tape! The best invention ever. The Husband has patched up and rigged my dishwasher six ways from Sunday. I am in awe that it has lasted as long as it did. And I am just being overly-Dramatic, as usual. I will survive. I did it before, I can certainly do it again. Just a bit rough once you get used to the convenience. Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day! Hope you are having a great one!!! :)

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  16. My D Day was Dandy, thanks :) Loved your post! And it's nice to meet someone else who writes New Adult - I tend towards realistic with a slight supernatural twist.

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    1. Hi Ellen- Welcome to the Bird's Nest! So nice to meet you too! New Adult is awesome. And I love to read supernatural, realistic, fantasy, just about anything I can get my grubby little hands on, lol.

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  17. I just figured it out from your post. As a non-american, I JUST figured out that when you guys say Spring Break, that's the same as our Easter holidays - because, basically, it's a break in spring. How the hell did it take me this long?

    Anyway. Damn! Dis Dude Dupid!

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    1. DUDE! You are not Dupid. I should remember my friends across the pond aren't always familiar with our customs. Sorry about that -Spring Break is always right around the Easter holiday, occurring either before it or after. All the schools are out of session, even colleges take a break. Good times!

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  18. Yikes - that is one Disaster wrapped in another Disaster! Hope it gets better! Both breaking on the same day is definitely some bad luck. :(

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    1. Hi Krista! Yeah. It definitely wasn't a fun morning. But things are looking up, I've been pricing dryers and the prices are not as bad as I thought. I can get a basic dryer relatively inexpensive. The dishwasher, however, will just have to wait. :)

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  19. Oh, that is awful, both at once! So sorry! I hope the macho husband is able to fix at least one of them!!

    My day was not bad, just long. I had to drive 1 1/2 hours to an all day meeting, and then drive back. I fed the pets and then had to drive an hour in the other direction to pick up my cousin from the airport, and I'm just now home doing this darn a to z challenge! But I shall prevail, cause even if I'm up super late, at least tomorrow is Friday :)

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    1. K- The Husband has rigged and re-rigged the machinery in this house so many times, I can't believe any of it still works at all! LOL But I think they've died for good this time. It's over. No more hanging on for either of them.

      All day meeting? Ugh. Sorry about that, sounds super boring. And I have airport duty a whole lot more than I am comfortable with. I hate fighting traffic to get there, worried about being late, only to find out the plane has been delayed for like, ever...! Grrr.

      Good luck with the A-Z. If you have to, just keep it short and sweet! I'm winging it and it's been working out OK so far, I think. LOL

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  20. I have been without a dryer for about a month. I got used to it, but I cannot go without a dishwasher. I hate washing dishes.

    Dropping by from the A to Z Challenge. It's my first year.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Hey Brett! It's my first year in this A-Z Challenge too. It certainly is a challenge, but I'm having fun with it, so far.

      Good thing I have three kids, because their slave labor to wash dishes, comes real cheap. LOL I hate washing dishes too but not as much as I hate having no clean, dry, undies. That is dire, with a capital D.

      Thanks for stopping by! Come on back again soon.

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  21. Your dishwasher and dryer died at the same time?! Yikes! But I agree that you can still survive without them, since...well, I've been surviving without them for years, haha.

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    1. Hi Heath! And yeah, I shouldn't whine...I've done without them before, I know I can do it again. *Grits teeth* But I've become pretty spoiled having both of them for so long. It's amazing how easy it is to take for granted what you have, until it's all of a sudden, it's just gone. Humbling!

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  22. Never had a dishwasher. My friend Tami once said her mother said both she and her sister were the 'perfect dishwashers' (paraphrasing here). Ha! Ha! Dorky pic yes but you're still cool Jay.

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    1. Aw, thanks Sheena! I have a serious picture taking curse. Not too many good pictures of Jaybird exist out there. This one, was a classic. Throwing my deuces up at, who else? The Husband, lol.

      I lived through fourteen years of not owning a dishwasher, so I know I'll be alright. (Even though I keep whine, whine, whining about it, lol) Just stinks that it happened right after I used every dish in my house for Easter dinner. I have a plate pile up like a mile long :)

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  23. That can make for an annoying day. But better to have them not start than to explode, I always say. Haha. After a few glasses of wine, I don't think too much about the faulty appliances. :)

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