salamandersmom
Am I the only one??? (venting)
October 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I'm just venting....  So, I get up this morning and I'm in a good mood.  My hip still hurts a little, but I"m happy because when I step on the scale, it doesn't say that I've gained weight!  (always a good feeling!!)  I come to the computer and sit down, and immediately am jumped on by the kitten.  He purrs in my ear, slobbers on my ear lobe, bites my necklace and tries to carry it away.  Well, that part didn't work out so well for him.   He leaps from my shoulder onto the top of the printer, and sends a cascade of things onto the floor.  The mail that someone brought in and dumped for me, a couple of books, a stack of typing paper, and a dirty ash tray, sending cigarette butts and ashes flying.  Now, I don't smoke.  My oldest DD must have been here this morning, and yet again didn't clean up her mess.  I hate, hate, hate HATE cleaning up ash trays!  I think it's disgusting, it makes me want to puke.  Now my happy morning has been ruined, I'm grossed out AND pissed off.   it's kind of funny, because I can clean up puke, change diapers, etc, and none of that bothers me... but ash trays (and hair in the sink trap) just gross me out.  Am I the only one?  *rant over

Replies

  • salamandersmom
    October 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Gee, thanks?!?!  My hubby freaks out about spiders.  Well, so do the kids.  The only one who can catch and re-locate them is me.  This pic summarizes our house: 


    Quoting ARMYWife624:

     haha sorry your day was ruined but you made me laugh. I feel the same but no one in my home smokes so I'm lucky there. Hair though, I agree. Except I have no choice because my DH is disgusted by everything so I clean up anything gross including bugs. :-/


  • SlapItHigh
    October 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Is it your house?

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Oh, I wish...  I swear, no one listens to me rant.  Well, except the kitten... I scared the hell out of him when I started yelling about the cigarette butts....

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    Time to institute a no-smoking rule in your home!!!



  • salamandersmom
    October 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    I have a few more than four... and yes, they get into a TON of stuff.  I laugh... I would NEVER KNOW if this house was haunted, because all you hear is big thumps and crashes!  Good grief, I spend more time cleaning up messes made by the cats than messes made by my hubby and 5 kids... and that's saying A LOT.

    Quoting 1squishysmom:

     yuck! We don't allow any smoking in our home. That would be awful! Plus, I have 4 kitties! Could you imagine what they would do? lol


  • salamandersmom
    October 11, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Yes, we own...  It's an 1888 victorian era farm house, we bought it as a fixer upper.  Advice?  Don't do it.  Holy...  The fix it projects are never ending.  The ash tray came from when my daughter came over to use the computer.  She just lets herself in.  (life in a small town, you know)  She and her hubby can't afford to have phone/internet/cable, so they come here and use the phone and computer, and sometimes watch tv.  I'm ok with them doing that, but it drives me NUTS when the smokers don't clean up their butts.  You know, if you're old enough to do that, you should be old enough to just KNOW that you need to clean up the mess.  So, we're gonna have some WORDS about the clean up...

    Is it your house?

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Oh, I wish...  I swear, no one listens to me rant.  Well, except the kitten... I scared the hell out of him when I started yelling about the cigarette butts....

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    Time to institute a no-smoking rule in your home!!!

     

     


  • salamandersmom
    October 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    I'm always stunned to wipe seemingly clean things off, and find wads of hair on the rag or sponge.  Eeew.  sweep the floor, and the hair drifts in front of the broom.  And it doesn't matter if it's spring or fall "shedding" season, or just any old day.  The worst one is my oldest son's German Shepherd, though.  James washes his bedspread once a week, and the lint trap has to be cleaned out TWICE before its dry!  UGH.  I don't know HOW he can stand to have the dog on the bed!!  Still, these are the things we put up with for our fur babies, huh?

    Quoting MistressMinerva:

    It's like one min it's not there and then you go back and it's there. It just shows up out of nowhere.

    confused

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    And where does all that hair come from?  I swear, every human and critter should be BALD, with all the hair that I have to clean up around here!! 

    Quoting MistressMinerva:

    We don't smoke here either. I hate hair in the sink or any where in the bathroom.

     


     

  • SlapItHigh
    October 11, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Glad you are going to have some words.  Put up some boundaries -- it's YOUR house!

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Yes, we own...  It's an 1888 victorian era farm house, we bought it as a fixer upper.  Advice?  Don't do it.  Holy...  The fix it projects are never ending.  The ash tray came from when my daughter came over to use the computer.  She just lets herself in.  (life in a small town, you know)  She and her hubby can't afford to have phone/internet/cable, so they come here and use the phone and computer, and sometimes watch tv.  I'm ok with them doing that, but it drives me NUTS when the smokers don't clean up their butts.  You know, if you're old enough to do that, you should be old enough to just KNOW that you need to clean up the mess.  So, we're gonna have some WORDS about the clean up...

    Is it your house?

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Oh, I wish...  I swear, no one listens to me rant.  Well, except the kitten... I scared the hell out of him when I started yelling about the cigarette butts....

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    Time to institute a no-smoking rule in your home!!!





  • maribou
    by maribou
    October 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    We Google everything ---- you wouldn't believe how many things we have replaced.  My husband HATES to work on cars.  He grew up on a farm and working on the tractors and cars was always what he hated.  But, I tell him we just don't have the $$ - so he agrees to at least try.

    Good Luck - hoping for a better day for everyone !!!!

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    I get what you mean about kids and cars.  On Sept 21, my oldest son blew the engine out of his Jeep.  AFTER I had helped him out by paying for a tank of gas... $79!!!  Then, on Monday, Sept 24, he borrowed my Taurus to get to work, and it needed gas, so another $55, and THEN he blew the engine out of that on the way to work.  I was practically jumping up and down mad.  WHAT THE HECK??  Who has THIS BAD of luck??  Besides me. 

    Too bad you don't live closer, I'd ask your hubby to try to fix this mess, too.  Unfortunately, MY hubby is a jet mechanic.  And I love the man, but when he tried to change the fuel filter in my old car, it ended up costing $350 to fix all the crap he accidentally broke while trying to get the fuel filter out!!  SO, I don't let him do car stuff anymore.  And I won't ever again, until they put WINGS on CARS.  Which hopefully won't be any time soon!!

    Quoting maribou:

    My nice day was soon halted by our middle daughter calling at 7:15am saying she had just been in a fender bender, but something had leaked out of her car.  ARGH !!!!

    Spent the next 4 hours driving to her work to get her keys, going to look at her car to see how bad it was (because she left it in a parking lot and we didn't want it to get towed), drove it to her apartment at which time her dad discovered she has bent something with the wheel, so now she is going to have to figure out a way to and from work for the rest of the week while we try to figure out a way to get her car home so dh can once again fix it (she did the same thing a little over a year ago).

    Kids 



  • salamandersmom
    October 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I know what you mean... the Internet is a God-send in so many ways.  Whole libraries full of information, right at your fingertips!  The engine replacements are beyond our abilites, because of size and weight of the engine to take out and the one to put in.  Eventually I'd like to have a stall in the garage set up as an auto shop... but who can afford all the tools?  We do have a lot of construction/woodworking tools, because hubby does the home repairs, as we can afford them.  Next summer we are hoping to get (at least) started wtih the new shingles and roofing on the house.  I'm so excited, but I'm afraid these darn car repairs are going to de-rail the roofing plans!  We've got no savings, no extra cash.  Everything is hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck.  One of my friends recently e-mailed me a rant, and the bottom line was "I know I can't control every single thing in life, and emergencies happen, but all I ever deal with is emergencies.  And didn't you think by the time we were this age (mid-40s) that we'd be calling at least SOME of the shots?"   Well... yeah.  Seems like all I ever get to do is go from mopping up one emergency to the next!! 

    Quoting maribou:

    We Google everything ---- you wouldn't believe how many things we have replaced.  My husband HATES to work on cars.  He grew up on a farm and working on the tractors and cars was always what he hated.  But, I tell him we just don't have the $$ - so he agrees to at least try.

    Good Luck - hoping for a better day for everyone !!!!

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    I get what you mean about kids and cars.  On Sept 21, my oldest son blew the engine out of his Jeep.  AFTER I had helped him out by paying for a tank of gas... $79!!!  Then, on Monday, Sept 24, he borrowed my Taurus to get to work, and it needed gas, so another $55, and THEN he blew the engine out of that on the way to work.  I was practically jumping up and down mad.  WHAT THE HECK??  Who has THIS BAD of luck??  Besides me. 

    Too bad you don't live closer, I'd ask your hubby to try to fix this mess, too.  Unfortunately, MY hubby is a jet mechanic.  And I love the man, but when he tried to change the fuel filter in my old car, it ended up costing $350 to fix all the crap he accidentally broke while trying to get the fuel filter out!!  SO, I don't let him do car stuff anymore.  And I won't ever again, until they put WINGS on CARS.  Which hopefully won't be any time soon!!

    Quoting maribou:

    My nice day was soon halted by our middle daughter calling at 7:15am saying she had just been in a fender bender, but something had leaked out of her car.  ARGH !!!!

    Spent the next 4 hours driving to her work to get her keys, going to look at her car to see how bad it was (because she left it in a parking lot and we didn't want it to get towed), drove it to her apartment at which time her dad discovered she has bent something with the wheel, so now she is going to have to figure out a way to and from work for the rest of the week while we try to figure out a way to get her car home so dh can once again fix it (she did the same thing a little over a year ago).

    Kids 

     

     


  • salamandersmom
    October 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I guess part of the thing that twists my tail is the fact that I don't think I should HAVE TO say anything.  Shouldn't people remember the things they were taught growing up, like CLEAN UP YOUR MESS.  Why does this lesson have to be repeated?  (And, they really should have a set of keys that could make a face with steam coming out of it's ears!)   Ah, well.  Sigh. It will take two seconds with a broom to clean up, and then touch it with the mop.  :o)  Its not that I CAN'T clean it myself, it's that I don't WANT to clean it myself!!

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    Glad you are going to have some words.  Put up some boundaries -- it's YOUR house!

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Yes, we own...  It's an 1888 victorian era farm house, we bought it as a fixer upper.  Advice?  Don't do it.  Holy...  The fix it projects are never ending.  The ash tray came from when my daughter came over to use the computer.  She just lets herself in.  (life in a small town, you know)  She and her hubby can't afford to have phone/internet/cable, so they come here and use the phone and computer, and sometimes watch tv.  I'm ok with them doing that, but it drives me NUTS when the smokers don't clean up their butts.  You know, if you're old enough to do that, you should be old enough to just KNOW that you need to clean up the mess.  So, we're gonna have some WORDS about the clean up...

    Is it your house?

    Quoting salamandersmom:

    Oh, I wish...  I swear, no one listens to me rant.  Well, except the kitten... I scared the hell out of him when I started yelling about the cigarette butts....

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    Time to institute a no-smoking rule in your home!!!