February 21st, 2019

Bad start

It looks like the first baseball game of the season (Spring Training) will be rained out and likely the one tomorrow, too. Not sure what the ground hog of baseball seasons has to say about that. With the Mariners, though, I've never found a rule.

If they do great in Spring Training, they have a losing year. If they suck in Spring Training, they have a losing year. If their commercials are great, they have a losing year. If their commercials fall short, they have a losing year. They've been playing baseball for more than 40 years and most of them have been losing. They are the only team in Major League Baseball that has never played in a World Series.

And, yet, how do I feel about this year of Mariner baseball??? It could happen. This could be the year. It probably isn't and it probably won't but, hey, we haven't lost any games so far this year so YEAH!!!

The washer/dryer delivery window is 9:30 to 11:30. I'm not ready but it's only 8:30.

I think I'm going to try and finish the latest tiny project today.

But, first, I think I'll get dressed.


Beepless in Seattle

There was drama, of course, but also triumph. Just no beeps.

And, the Mariner game got started. But after an inning and a half, it got called on account of rain. The Mariners were leading 5-0 so I call that victorious.

The washer install guy (WIG) and his assistant (WIG-ass) called around 10:30. They wanted to know where the loading dock was - haahahahaha. I explained that there was a loading area marked off for trucks at the front door. "Well, will that work for my.... [a bunch of testosterone laden measurements to indicate his truck was big] ... truck?" I dunno guy, this is the 4th time your company has come to install appliances and no one ever mentioned a truck issue.

They found parking. Once up here WIG started whining about the closet where (his company) installed the washer dryer last time and this time. "I might not be able to get this in there." He kept bitching and moaning and finally, I said, I'm sorry. There is absolutely nothing I can do to make the closet bigger or the washer dryer smaller.

Then once he got the old out, he bitched about the dust behind it... Oh, because I routinely move it out to vacuum???? I did everything he asked "Ma'm, do you have a bucket?" "Ma'm, do you have a stepladder?" "Ma'm, do you have a rag I can use to get the dust off?" And smiled the whole time.

He was a Piece Of Work. Meanwhile WIG-ass said zippo. He kind of looked like he be ok with seeing WIG go down but maybe I was just desperate for someone on my team.

Once he got the thing into place, he turned it on to test and we waited and he looked around the room and saw the giant pile of bears and asked about them. I explained that I made them and he was fascinated and wanted to know what I did with them and hilariously went from whiny and annoying to amazed and delighted. It was pretty funny.

Anyway, the new washer/dryer is here. Everything cleaned up and put back in place. And I'm totally delighted that I spent the money.

And, guess what, solteronita? This sucker has NO BEEPS at all. Not one. None for wash. None for dry. Nothing. I'm not even sure how I feel about that. I think I'm ok with it but seriously. N Beeps.


The latest... My hot glue skills need some serious work. Seriously. Those lace curtains hide a world of mess.

The dryer door hits me in the head. I remember that from the last one of these. This time, however, I nipped that in the bud. I taped magnets to hold it in place until I can come up with a real solutions. (Real may well be gluing the magnets in place and making them art work... we'll see!)

Oh and my new dryer has no light in it.... Because it does not need one! It's has a giant dryer mouth with no dark recesses. I'm thrilled. Changing the bulb in the dryer always drove me nuts.

I have the second episode of the British Sewing Bee to watch. I'm going to do that now.