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Re: OT Appliances GRRR!

Auralie - I can't understand your son's attitude.  I get that same bidness
from my parents but guess what, my house may be a little old and run down
but so am I!  Ha ha.  It's snug and comfortable and it's bloody well paid
for.  Anyone who doesn't like it, pfffft on them.  I'll bet your place is
charming, regardless of what your offspring think!

On 5/5/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> Auralie, Years ago I was in therapy for awhile - very helpful at the time
> -
> and I recall her preemininent  advice:  Forget the "shoulds".  It's your
> life, your home.  If it's comfortable and clean, who cares?  It's a home,
> not a showplace.  Yes, your son has to live with her but he could stand up
> for his parents a bit and she could be less judgemental.
> Yes, I have one wall of wood paneling myself and I've never liked
> it.  Some
> wood panelling can be very nice, but not this stuff.  I'm looking into
> painting it this summer.
> Glad to hear you've got the ice taken care of.  By the way, how's the
> garage
> working out?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT Appliances GRRR!
> > Kitty, we were in need of new appliances, but it was not urgent.
> > One of the two ovens still worked.  The refrigerator worked OK
> > but the finish on the outside had eroded and looked pretty bad.
> > My son's wife is a bright, good-looking woman, actually a
> > licensed engineer, but she is far too focused on appearances.
> > I don't really know the source of her insecurities, but it upsets
> > her when things don't look just right. My son was not raised
> > that way, but she's the one he has to live with.
> >
> > No, we didn't purchase the appliances sight-unseen, but the
> > ones in the showroom were stainless steel and we special-
> > ordered white which, in the case of the oven, doesn't look
> > anything like what we expected.  When the kitchen was
> > redone fifteen years ago, it was quite nice and attractive,
> > but fifteen years takes its toll.  The rest of the house suits
> > me just fine - in fact I love it - but the living-room has wood-
> > paneled walls which are no longer stylish, and our furniture
> > has been around.  We have too many collections of things
> > sitting around - we have a fairly large collection of water-bird
> > carvings, Chet has several hundred pigs, I have a bunch of
> > cat figurines, and also owls.  Not neat and orderly.  Not at
> > all stylish.  My DIL has to have a decorator to tell her what
> > color to paint her walls.  I couldn't imagine having someone
> > else tell me what I wanted.
> >
> > I found  some old ice-cube trays - see, we have lots of
> > such things which should have been thrown away according
> > to my DIL - and have managed to freeze enough ice to keep
> > us going until they come sometime next week to fix the
> > ice-maker.  I still think it's outrageous that they didn't come
> > right away to fix what they obviously hadn't done right the
> > first time.
> > Auralie
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 05/05/2007 7:51:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> >
> > Auralie, it sounds like you were due for new appliances regardless of
> what
> > your son thinks.  Where did he get such ideas?
> > I don't quite understand your description though.  Did you order these
> > sight
> > unseen?  Still, it's a shame the fridge isn't working
> properly.  Jenn-air
> > products, from what I've seen are supposed to be top-notch (indicating
> > that
> > all this time your house has had at least a modicum of fashion and
> > unshabbiness ;+)  )  Spending money on such things should be a pleasant
> > experience, I hope they get things straightened out for you soon.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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