Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nothing Like a River of Sweat

Soaking your ass cheeks inside your beginning to bag cotton granny panties to really make you appreciate just how frakking hot, humid and nasty the evening really is.

When we headed out to the lake, tonight it was still in the nineties and so humid I swear I wanted to wring my hair out. No lovely, cooling rain and wind today. Just sun, heat and heavy, oppressive air. Rather than letting it bother me and make me miserable, I remembered something I read in Draz's blog and I invited the heat and humidity to walk with me. To warm me and make me sweat. It did as invited. lol

I am beginning to feel a little beat up and I am going to need a rest day, pretty soon. I'll take one when I need it. I am not going to let my calendar dictate what my bod needs. :D

I was almost halfway tempted to shine on tonight's walk but I knew I had to go. I needed to burn off the 200 calories worth of BBQ chips I decided to nosh on then the extra handful of almonds that followed the chips. I paid for the almonds. I keep forgetting that with my gallbladder, nuts don't make me insides happy. Need to remember that and lay off the nuts.

After a great deal of frustration and repeated attempts to get through to a living human being on the convoluted, frustrating sucking void that is Sears automated phone system thingy, I finally called a local appliance dealer and repair place (a Maytag place) that has a rep for carrying parts for a wide variety of brands and angel choirs singing in the background as the very friendly and helpful lady on the line (yes!!! An actual, live person!!!) informed me that they do, indeed carry the heating element that my dryer needed and even better, had it in stock. Husband ran down and picked it up. The gal that worked there had already gone and brought it up tot he front so it was all ready to go when he got there. So, after spending $62.00 and a little time with Husband huddled behind my dryer, I am happily fluffing and folding, once again. :D

I will never attempt to get a part for anything from Sears, again. They make it too fucking difficult and don't seem to give a rat's ass about their customers. Well, fine, I no longer give a rat's ass about contributing to their bottom line. I am not boycotting Sears but I will choose to shop elsewhere unless they are running a screaming sale. And I have coupons. And whatever I buy will never, ever, ever require any service of any kind.

It is amazing how much crud accumulates behind a dryer. When Husband pulled it out, under and behind the dryer was lint, dirt, dust, dog food, cat litter and a spider. All of the crud got swept up and the spider got sent to his final reward. I am happy to have it all cleaned up back there. Now to get him to pull out and clean behind and under my washer... :p

I was kind of hoping that a new pair of walking shoes would become mine, this week. Oh well. My old ones still have a few miles left in them. And I really needed that heating element. I can't have a clothes line, here so I depend on my dryer.

I grilled chicken and summer squash for dinner. It was of nom, nom, nom. I a snacking on ripe, red, sweet cherries, right now.

Stupid bugs, anyway! We have more bugs, this Summer than last year. Blech!


  1. "Soaking your ass cheeks inside your beginning to bag cotton granny panties" Love the visual!!

    I see you're up pretty late too. I can't sleep when it's hot...and I'm in Idaho so it's got to be a lot hotter in AZ. I don't know how you handle the heat. I'd be holding the freezer door open and standing in front of it all day LOL.

    Sears sucks!! You have my vote on that one...the dishwasher I bought from them several years ago died and do you think I could get a hold of someone to honor the warranty? Yea, you already know that answer LOL.

    And speaking of shoes...what kind do you wear? I need new walking shoes too and I have no idea what to look for in a good walking shoe. The ones I use now are skate shoes that my son talked me into buying a couple years ago. They're cute but not too functional for walking.

    Anyway, thanks for giving me something fun to read while I'm waiting for the temp to drop enough to sleep.

    Don't let the bed bugs bite :P

  2. I choose to read that yay!!! Bagging skivvies proves you are losing weight!!! Wahoo!!! Victory!!!

    So cool that your husband was able to change out that heating element himself! Saves beaucoup bucks!

  3. When we tried to fix our dryer recently, we found that the vent hose was filled with BEES! Now, that was an adventure that I'm glad I wasn't present for.

    You are so good with your walking. I am allergic to discomfort so the heat would've kept me in.

    What kind of shoes are you planning to get? I've got 11 1/2 pounds to lose until I earn mine.

  4. I got the Easy Tones by Reebok and I have never ever in my entire life loved a pair of shoes more!

    Sears SUCKS! I needed a new gas cap for my mower so I went in there. After being less than helpful and directing me to a wall that did not have the cap, they told me that I needed to order it. I said, "I guess I'll go to Wal-Mart. I bought my mower here, and will never, ever buy another from you."

  5. "Soaking your ass cheeks" ..."beginning to bag cotton granny panties"...Hahahahaha!! Hell yes, it's hot here, too.

    Thanks for making me laugh!

  6. God I hate needing customer service like that. It's 95-ish here too and we rode our motorcycles in it for almost 10 hours. I'm so sunburned I could puke....

  7. Funny - both of the things that I wanted to bring up as an analogy are in your post...

    Appliances are like tennis/running shoes nowadays... they are only meant to work for a designated period of time. The manufacturers prefer that you buy new instead of repairing. Obvious from your experience with Sears.

  8. It's hot and humid here too, like an oven outside. I just bought a new washer and dryer from Sears. Oh well.


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