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Old 05-15-2015, 01:32 AM   #23121
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I just use a rolling garment rack similar to this, but without the top shelf: Buy Portable & Adjustable Garment Rack from Bed Bath & Beyond I have two of them, one in the basement for when I take clothes from the washer or dryer, the other upstairs so I can dry shirts quicker. I air-dry almost all of our clothes, except for underwear, towels, and sheets. I fluff shirts and dress pants in the dryer on air for about 10-15 minutes, then take the stuff out and put each item on a hanger - the plastic ones with swivel hooks and rounded shoulders. Once the shirts are dry, I can pop them right into the closet. Pants/jeans get clipped onto skirt hangers.

My SIL used to do ironing to pick up extra money. She has one of the commercial grade, two-rail types that is built like a tank.
I love to iron. I still iron my clothes. Because of the psoriasis, all of my clothing is 100% cotton. Polyester and other man made fabrics irritate my skin so badly, that I break out all over in a hideous rash.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:49 AM   #23122
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Did you get your ice cream, taxy? I'd go ahead and have some, put on a sweater, and have a glass of red wine to warm up, if I were you.
Yup, I had it with a decaf espresso allongé.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:06 AM   #23123
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I am going crazy. I had a strip of stamps that Spike gave me the other night. I used one and now I can't find the rest. It is so unlike me to lose small things like that. Those stamps have a place and they are not there. Like my hand can opener and scissors. I always know where those items are along with my mailbox key. I am sure they will show up one day when I don't need them. Then I will definitely put them where they belong!
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:42 AM   #23124
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Well, I found the stamps. They were right where I put them. Of course! Only they were face down.

So my next project was the stove. Underneath the burners was a large pool of grease. I knew it couldn't wait another day. I wouldn't be able to sleep for fear of a grease fire. Pirate had to be the one who spilt it. I very rarely fry anything. And when I do, I use very little grease. Steam or bake. I got my restaurant spatula with the very sharp edge and started to scrape up the mess. Oh dear Lord, someone please come and shoot me. I sprayed it with Easy Off and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then I took a cleaning rag after I scraped up all the gunk and finished the job. I put down some foil on the bottom, and cleaned under the top cover. Looks like a new stove. Now I have to tackle the drip trays Those have been sitting with Easy Off for about three hours. A couple of Brillo pads and the top of the stove will be done. Then I am taking a nice long nap. I hate cleaning stoves. Notice I haven't mentioned the oven. That is for another day. But that is easy. I have a drip disposable tray on the bottom. And a Brillo pad after I spray EO on the window.

The next time I get a bright idea, I will give all of you warning. Someone better show up at my door and stop me. Even if you have to put me in a straight jacket and have me committed. BTW, the cleaning rag is now in the trash.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:26 PM   #23125
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Just think of not having to lug that basket of laundry in and out of the car in the freezing cold of winter over snow banks.

Just thinking...when I was in my 20s I lived in an apartment with no laundry facilities for 2 1/2 years, but I can only remember going to the laundromat once. I wonder if I'm getting that senile that I just can't remember, or if I really only went once. I remember it because that was the time I put my underwear in with my blue jeans, not knowing that they didn't go together. I had gray/blue undies until I could afford to buy new ones.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:09 PM   #23126
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I remember in grad school I lived in a tiny studio apartment with a laundry facility. It was above a bar and furniture store. A couple guys threw their stuff into the dryer that I PAID FOR and already had my clothes in it. I ripped their stuff out of MY dryer, and banged on their door and screamed at them. Later I found out they were part of a big Cuban burglary ring, and were illegals. They popped through the roof of the furniture store and stole a bunch of stuff.
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I'm not usually a country fan, but having fun listening to the CMA thing!
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...Later I found out they were part of a big Cuban burglary ring, and were illegals...
Thank goodness you lived to tell about it!
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:12 PM   #23129
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Thank goodness you lived to tell about it!

Heh. I was one tough and angry chica! Nobody messes with my laundry! I think I frightened them. At least as much as they didn't raid my apartment.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:51 PM   #23130
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Just catching up back several pages here. Wow I've missed a lot of important stuff.
PF's posts on other threads about a new kitchen sent me on a hunt.

PF..let me add my best wishes for your move to Wy. It's no good to be unhappy with your job and where you live as it only makes you and others around you unhappy too. Looks like your sweet parents found the perfect place for the two of you and I'm sure you'll excel at your new position.
Many good wishes for a happy ever after for the two of you in your great new HOME.
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