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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    For the most part, I refuse to redo any cleaning job that someone else has done. My exception is the dishwasher. For some reason my DH can't load the dishwasher properly to save his life. If someone kidnapped him and said, "Get all these dishes in there or we'll kill you," he would be dead. I don't understand it, does he not pay any attention to where he's taking the stuff out from??? Can he not see that, if the bowls were turned the other way, the glasses would fit on the side??? So our compromise is that he loads it and he leaves a pile of the things he couldn't fit, scraped off & ready to go, and I fit them in and get it started. And he has a typed-out list of instructions for laundry, but that's mostly because we use a coin-op so I try to maximize the savings by reducing the number of loads.
    Girl, I feel your ire, I really do. DH, for some crazy reason I cannot fathom from any angle, insists on putting a cutting board on the bottom rack (fine) but with the broad side facing out toward the door, at the very FRONT. No matter how many times I tell him that the effing board is blocking the soap dispenser he never seems to retain it. And, every single time I have to re-run the load because the soap tab just ended up in a big blob on the inside of the door. I'll say it again, mens is so stupid sometimes. eta - and, the only thing worse than stepping on an upturned box of sidewalk chalk is doing it AGAIN, after I've asked the two of them to pick up the freaking chalk THREE times. God, a box of chalk almost ended up strewn across the lawn this morning. But, I contained myself
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    DSD thinks that unless it lies flat on the rack it won't wash. So she keeps trying to run loads that aren't even half full! Such a waste. And she thinks if 1 bowl didn't wash right the whole thing is done wrong and it needs to be rewashed. And the dishwasher needs to be repaired. I am sorry hunny, but no dishwasher is perfect and ours chooses one dish per load to just not wash. That is just life. Just rinse it and put it back in. There is no need to complain about it for 20 minutes! No I am not having it fixed cause one bowl didn't come clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    the only thing worse than stepping on an upturned box of sidewalk chalk is doing it AGAIN, after I've asked the two of them to pick up the freaking chalk THREE times. God, a box of chalk almost ended up strewn across the lawn this morning. But, I contained myself
    Maybe the "didn't clean up elves" need to disappear the chalk.
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    Dave also can't load the dishwasher, nor can anyone else we've ever had here as a babysitter. I can't figure it out, it's really not complicated. I can fit so much more in there than Dave can and I don't do it with plates pushed up scraping against each other.

    That I've adjusted to....but going away from Sunday - Tuesday morning and finding stuff just NOT PUT AWAY is crazy. A box of cereal can't go back on the shelf?
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    While we're unloading a bit, you know what I can't stand? Ben will come across a toy or some thing that once upon a time belonged to Claire that she hasn't seen in probably 2 years and never gave a crap about since it went missing, then he finds it in the box of old toys downstairs and she fahreeking flips out when he won't give it to her. She starts throwing a tantrum, going "MOMMY!!!!!!!!! Ben won't give me my (fill in whatever)!!!!!!!!!!!" Really?
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    Lisa, love the siggy picture! Is it new or do you just usually not use siggies?

    Fuchsia, how is Rob feeling these days? The "didn't clean up elves" visit my home on a regular basis. Just this weekend I cleaned out three BAGS of old toys that I've picked up off the floor at various times. Some were tossed, others were donated, and a few selected items were given back. It was like Christmas in April, LOL!

    Bonita, have you heard any information about your friend? Also, I thought about you yesterday when I stumbled upon a wonderful booklet about how children grieve. I can't seen to link to the PDF but if you click here it's right on that page, in green, titled, "After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve." Very good read. I've saved it on my computer for the inevitable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post

    Bonita, have you heard any information about your friend? Also, I thought about you yesterday when I stumbled upon a wonderful booklet about how children grieve. I can't seen to link to the PDF but if you click here it's right on that page, in green, titled, "After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve." Very good read. I've saved it on my computer for the inevitable.
    Aww. Thank you for thinking of me.

    It has been a very difficult time. I do not know the results of the autopsy. I spoke to two different people who lived near Jenn and saw her after she died (A friend that found her and her Pastor). Neither one of them feel that it was suicide. One possibility that was suggested to me, is that she might have had an asthma attack while vomiting (She had bad asthma). I am not sure that I will ever find out what happened. They named an Aunt that has only seen Jenn 2 or 3 times in the last 15 years as next of kin and will only release the results to her. I hate that death brings out the worst in some people. Jenn was not close to her family at all, and they are left planning a funeral and taking care of belongings of someone they do not know at all. They are not interested in help from friends. I have tried to stay out of it as much as possible, but there are other of her friends that are really up in arms about it.

    Alyssa was very upset about it for the first day. She cried for a good two hours. She does not appear to have thought about it since that first day (That I know of). I am thankful she seems to have bounced back well. We are going to the memorial service this weekend. Originally when it was her mother that had died, I was going alone with a friend. Now DH and the girls are going as well. I am thankful for his support. We will also stop and spend the night with SIL and her family as we have not seen them recently and they live near there.

    I went shopping last night for a new black dress to wear to the funeral. I did not find anything I liked though, so I am just going to wear something I already have.

    Sorry to ramble.

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    Ramble away!

    That's sad that your friend's family isn't interested in hearing from her friends when they didn't know her well. That's why it's so important for people in that situation to put things in writing. It's hard to think about the worst case scenarios, but IMHO it's harder to think about my friends being shut out of things I would want them involved in. And I never wear black to funerals, I tend to wear things like a skirt I was wearing on that really great day we had together or a sweater she gave me or a dress she told me I looked great in. That's just the way I grieve, I don't need black to show it, kwim?
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    I do understand what you are talking about. I do not normally wear black at a funeral. We just recently had a conversation though about what she should wear to a funeral. She believed you should wear black to a funeral, so I would like to respect that if I can.

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    I do want to say that generally Seamus is extremely helpful around the house and with the kids. Day to day, i am very grateful for all he does. He just doesn't like flying solo.

    Bonita don't feel bad about rambling...sometimes it just helps to just get it all out!
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