Yep, that's a bone of contention around here ... that, and putting
things back where they belong in the kitchen (hate it when I burn a roux
because I have to go through a *dozen kitchen drawers for something
that's not in the drawer where it was last time).
And the four hundred plastic containers, none with a lid that fits,
ranks right up there.
In short, put the girl on stage with a guitar and she'll warm your heart
... in the kitchen, she'll give you heartburn.
(*I've already decided that if I ever build her another kitchen, it will
only have one cabinet, and one drawer)
Then again, you gotta make allowances for someone who once flew back (to
Houston, TX, in July!) from a gig in Toronto with a huge (so huge it had
to be hand carried) windshield ice scraper she bought in the airport????
Which was really no more baffling than recently finding her reading
glasses in the dog food bag, and the scoop from the bag in the freezer??
... still trying to figure that out.
One too many X chromosomes apparently makes for a bag of contradictions
... it's why we love'em, right? ;)
You gotta be kidding ... she's from AR, where condiments, spices and
educational materials are not allowed to violate their soverign borders.
Verifiable by current participant hereabouts:
She was recently assigned "steaming" the vegetables for a dinner, with
If you can call - 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of a vegetable steamer,
with the burner on MAX/BLOW TORCH, then running around a few minutes
later wondering where the hell all that smoke was coming from - cooking,
then you best believe that if I want to eat, I best cook it. :)
But, keeping in mind that the bass player usually only gets to see the
chick singer from behind, she sure did have cute buns ... and there's
always restaurants. :)
LOL it is amazing what you'll do to enjoy a good view. 8-) I don't
know if it's good or bad that all the equipment is still in good
working order. I would hate to know how much it's cost me over the
If you want to come look through my wife's collection of lids you'll
probably find what you need.
What puzzles me is why they buy a raft of containers and then save stuff
like empty Cool Whip containers. 'tiz a puzzlement...
I sort of experience the same thing every time my best friend's family
comes over for dinner. After dinner while we're relaxing, his wife
always goes and does the dishes.
While i'm appreciative of this cleaning up act, she also puts
everything away and I can't find some of it after that. So far to
date, a potato peeler, two steak knives, one glass and a dinner plate
have done missing. I've even looked in the garbage when items go
missing, but so far I've never been able to find any of it.
You can appreciate the thought that I shared with Kim a couple of night
ago. You can also probably imagine the look I got which also comes with
the VETO stamp.
I suggested eliminating the drawer above the "plastic stuff" cabinet.
Make that drawer front into a hinged opening to expose a chute to the
"plastic stuff" cabinet directly below.
For me this would eliminate the routine of opening the cabinet door and
tossing in the "plastic stuff" and closing the door before something
else falls out.
Why is it that the "plastic stuff" always has to be dried off after
being taken from the dishwasher. Only occasionally does anything else
have to be dried off. Why is it that "plastic stuff" never stays
stacked like everything else?
I lean toward when opening a cabinet door and something stuffed in falls
out as it opens, where it falls is where it stays. That includes the
refrigerator and medicine cabinet doors, much to the other two inmates
initial consternation. It took a few years of the act of asking politely
not working before resorting to that, but that method finally got some
results, most of the time. :)
That's my wife, sorta. You've heard the phrase, "Nature abhors a vacuum"?
Well, my wife abhors an uncluttered horizontal surface :(
Some years ago I built her a nice solid hickory desk & credenza. No one has
seen either top wood surface since about 5 minutes after she got them.
Geez, hope you don't win the lottery then. I keep reading about people
winning a whole pile of money and then BAM! Two months later they're
dying of cancer.
It's getting to the point that winning the lottery appears to be a
quick death sentence.
Sounds like a plan, but beware. Any one of these groups can result in the
loss of quite a bit of what they're supposed to preserve.
The family leeches will be crawling out of their holes as well...
To bring this back to woodworking (and open a can of worms), if you did win
the lottery would you buy a SawStop?
Not unless I could have it height modified for woodworking from my
wheelchair. Talked to SawStop a few years back about the height
modification thing and I was told "no" because of engineering that was
down near the bottom of the saw.
General did make a height modified saw, but now that they've gone bye
bye with the Canadian manufacturing, it's no longer made.
However, SINCE we're talking about big lottery money, I might well end
up buying myself a Martin or something similar. Program in my
measurements, push a button and watch it power feed cutting to better
than 1/64" tolerances.
Then I'd have my private woodworking butler team put it all together
for me. :)
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