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post #41 of 2000
I am so flipping POed I could scream.

Dh is extending our driveway and poured cement to do so last weekend. He also wants to our a pad further up to store the garbage cans on ect.

Well the cement was delivered on the 14th. On the 18th he went to the hospital and was unable to work on it. So last weekend, against the judgment of his doctor he hired some of the neighbors to work on the driveway and got that part poured. He still has a pallet a half of cement tarped in the driveway along with the empty pallets.

So I get a visit from the code enforcement officer that they have complaint about construction debris stored in our yard. He can see there is on going work but code says you have 14 days only to store it. (14 days starting from when he first saw it.) He also said he will work with you if he sees it is diminishing due to work and not just being stored there indefinably. But he has a question about the grade of the driveway and has called the building inspector in to look at it. : So now this halts work until he looks at it. Not to mention they aren't done and were going put river rocks between the slap we poured and the neighbors retaining wall to keep water from flowing into his yard. :

I called and left him a msg. I hope he calls today so DH can work on this over the weekend.

On another note.. while I have no proof at all.. since they also gave notices to my other neighbors, I believe VERY VERY VERY strongly that it was the new real estate agent of the people across the street. They have been trying to sell their house since September and have nothing. The sign changed to new company on Monday and now this? Yea it's really the fault of the tarped cement that has been in our driveway since July 14th that their house hasn't sold since September.

I even made DH go out and make sure the yard was clean last time they had an open house. :
post #42 of 2000
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Hmmm...when we were in Portland, our electric bill for the winter was $300 a month...for a duplex! I know nothing about heaters, coming from Hawaii. It seems like it was a weird heater though - the ceiling would heat up.
Ah, you had radiant ceiling heat! I've only seen it in this area.

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

What time do you meet on Wednesdays? I'll have to stop by the next time I'm done with the torso and dividing up into the legs. I'm not really using a specific pattern... rather calling up my sister who knits quite a bit asking her. She helped me finish off my first pair during a visit, but she is out of state, so I need a local tutor!
We're usually there by 7pm. They close at 9pm, and serve beer & wine So it makes a nice simple kind of moms-night-out.

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Oh yeah, we lived in a rancher that had ceiling heat when I was a teenager. I HATED it. So very, very, inefficient, since heat rises.
We aren't crazy about our ceiling heat, but I do kind of understand the concept - it's supposed to work just like heat from the sun, by warming up the THINGS in the room, which in turn warm the air. We got advice from my dad's friend to only turn the heat on when you were going to be in the room, and to close all doors. It works TOO good in Chase's room, the smallest room in the house, and not so great elsewhere. The one great thing about it is it is SILENT. Still, I'd much rather have radiant floor heat, like Lee; it's so much nicer to have toasty tootsies and a cool head than the other way around!
post #43 of 2000
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We aren't crazy about our ceiling heat, but I do kind of understand the concept - it's supposed to work just like heat from the sun, by warming up the THINGS in the room, which in turn warm the air. We got advice from my dad's friend to only turn the heat on when you were going to be in the room, and to close all doors. It works TOO good in Chase's room, the smallest room in the house, and not so great elsewhere. The one great thing about it is it is SILENT. Still, I'd much rather have radiant floor heat, like Lee; it's so much nicer to have toasty tootsies and a cool head than the other way around!
Ah, yeah, that was why we spent most of our time upstairs in the extra room with the heat on downstairs.
post #44 of 2000
Well one thing is good.. Building inspector said driveway as OK.
post #45 of 2000
OMG, I'm LMAO right now. I got a letter from PSU with a survey to fill out and a $5 bill in it for my troubles. It's a survey about how I applied for the OHP. Joey got one too. I don't know why I think it's so funny.

post #46 of 2000
Can I vent for a moment? (I know I can!) My DS HATES his daycare. He wakes up half the time saying "don't want to go see friends!" And I know he's getting older and is bound to have more bumps and scrapes, but this last week he came home with huge scrapes on both knees, little ones on his back and one on his foot from where they let him wear shoes with no socks BECAUSE HE WANTED TO! hello? he's three. he also wants to jump out of our window four flights up because he thinks it will be a "really big jump". Why is a three year old making these decisions?

So the kicker is that this daycare is new and is only for the summer until his regular daycare opens in the fall. I really can't think of (or afford) any alternatives, but the whole situation makes me nervous and unhappy.

yuck.
post #47 of 2000
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: Good luck Eliza!!

My house is bigger than that so I am sure it would be more expensive than that.

So any idea's how to keep a 21 month old from playing with the plugs? He pulls the outlet covers out, he unplugs and plugs back in anything that is plugged in. None of my children have been as fascinated with outlets as him.
My outlet covers are so tight I need a coin to get them out to plug something in. I can't remember the brand though. I know I had gotten "Safety first" ones first and they just fell out of the wall practically.

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Would there be any interest in a HFCS free halloween celebration? I'm thinking of doing one this year.[/QUOTE]

Yes! Yes! Yes! Also, I'm not into trick or treating with Sophia in this neighborhood so much so a fun party would be great!

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: : : :


We got keys!!!! WE GOT KEYS!!!! And when we went to clear out the mailbox, we found that the house comes with a free subscription to Playboy...
Hooray on both counts. I love the Playboy advisor.

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Hmmm...when we were in Portland, our electric bill for the winter was $300 a month...for a duplex! I know nothing about heaters, coming from Hawaii. It seems like it was a weird heater though - the ceiling would heat up.

That seems super high. At the highest we've paid like $90? But that might be because of the easypay and we generally like things cooler too.
post #48 of 2000
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OMG, I'm LMAO right now. I got a letter from PSU with a survey to fill out and a $5 bill in it for my troubles. It's a survey about how I applied for the OHP. Joey got one too. I don't know why I think it's so funny.

Hmm. Do you think it's funny cause the OHP suposedly doesn't have enough money to accept new clients yet they have enough money to mail everyone $5 to fill out a survey?

I wonder if I'll get one
post #49 of 2000
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if natural gas prices go up 40% we could spend a couple of grand on insulating our 100 year old house and it would probably pay for itself in ONE winter. this house has nothing in the walls. nada. zip. zilch. superbad. our bill was up to $250/mth last winter. insane!
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same here.
post #50 of 2000
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Can I vent for a moment? (I know I can!) My DS HATES his daycare. He wakes up half the time saying "don't want to go see friends!" And I know he's getting older and is bound to have more bumps and scrapes, but this last week he came home with huge scrapes on both knees, little ones on his back and one on his foot from where they let him wear shoes with no socks BECAUSE HE WANTED TO! hello? he's three. he also wants to jump out of our window four flights up because he thinks it will be a "really big jump". Why is a three year old making these decisions?

So the kicker is that this daycare is new and is only for the summer until his regular daycare opens in the fall. I really can't think of (or afford) any alternatives, but the whole situation makes me nervous and unhappy.

yuck.
bad day care really sucks, i have been there. and it's so hard on them to change out of that, too, it sticks with them. my preschool does let them choose to not wear shoes- then they learn Why and what happens, make their own consequences. we do get bump reports, tho, if it's that many things, there should be a report.
post #51 of 2000
monkey farts smells just like that... monkey farts, all different kinds of yummy fruits.. hang on lemme get a descrip from the webpage....
Monkey Farts FO -fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middlenotes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanillaas a base note

its SUPER yummy!
even with my scent sensitivities.
i did find out i dont like Dragonsblood, or FlowerChild. and SandalwoodVanilla is iffy.
i DO like monkey farts, peppermint patty, cucumber melon, and cinnamon buns.
lol all the ones that smell like foods.
typical me
post #52 of 2000
Well, let us get some of the stuff in before I start inviting people over...lol. It's bare right now. We're moving boxes in starting tonight.
post #53 of 2000
Ugh. Still just spotting. Still. I really thought I was starting yesterday, but it's still... just spotting.

START ALREADY! START!
post #54 of 2000
Hedy i HATE that.
i had my first pp last month (month before?) and all it was was spotting. for 3 days. then nothing since.
yes i've tested
no i'm not pregnant.
thank the stars.
besides, dont you have to have sex to get pregnant???
post #55 of 2000
Thread Starter 
Congrats on the house Eliza!! !!!

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besides, dont you have to have sex to get pregnant???
Nah. Around these parts, even the water isn't safe.
post #56 of 2000
Thread Starter 

Kidical Mass!

OOOOOOOOH! Kidical Mass kid/family bike rides in multiple locations on the 15th, with a potluck afterwards!!!!! I'm going to try to make the sunnyside school ride. :
post #57 of 2000
Me too. Hate it. Just start already. I don't feel very good today.
post #58 of 2000
so sorry
Sara dont say that!!! i do NOT need another kid!
and i am nervous nellie especially after the dream i had the other night.
post #59 of 2000
Congrats Eliza!!!!

Welcome Nicole! that was weird, another Nicole!


Queston!!! My MIL has graciously offered to shampoo the carpet before Baby makes her appearance...I NEED suggestions on a good somewhat more natural carpet cleaner that doesn't cost a fortune.

I will be making plans to be out of the house, but would like to offer a suggestion about what to use to clean the floor other than degreaser. Sigh!

I survived the floor being replaced yesterday. ALL DAY! I have to be away when she's cleaning though...Sigh again...

Thanks for your help ladies!
post #60 of 2000
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Congrats Eliza!!!!

Welcome Nicole! that was weird, another Nicole!


Queston!!! My MIL has graciously offered to shampoo the carpet before Baby makes her appearance...I NEED suggestions on a good somewhat more natural carpet cleaner that doesn't cost a fortune.

I will be making plans to be out of the house, but would like to offer a suggestion about what to use to clean the floor other than degreaser. Sigh!

I survived the floor being replaced yesterday. ALL DAY! I have to be away when she's cleaning though...Sigh again...

Thanks for your help ladies!
Oh Nicole, I'm SO glad you got that taken care of beforehand, than having to deal with that post-partum.

My father in law came to visit a week and a half after Ruby was born, and decided that that would be the PERFECT time to gut and rebuild our shower downstairs, which is where the nice bathtub is, so I had to take all of my sitz baths upstairs in the HOT, non-insulated upstairs bathroom during a nasty heat wave. I'm still upset about that.
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