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Exhausted Grandma!

March 24th, 2013 at 08:27 am

I just packed up the grandsons and sent them home after a sleepover. As usual, I am exhausted and happy. If I could learn the trick of sleeping when they boys are here, that would help a lot! The only reason I know I slept at all last night was that I dreamed I was running away from a hurricane. (Which I've never experienced -- have never lived in hurricane country!)

Yesterday I went to the grocery store with the resolve to only pick up only ten things -- and I did! I bought bread, granola bars, mandarin oranges, ice cream, wine, almond milk, kitty litter, Italian sausage, potato flakes, and ginger ale. All the necessities, ha ha ha. Actually, I'm pretty well stocked for meals. The only new meal I will make this week will be sausage with jazzed-up sauerkraut. Total was $31. I also "bought" twenty dollars worth of quarters for the laundry.

And I only had to make one trip up the stairs, so that was good.

I did three loads of laundry yesterday but only paid for two dryer loads, because another resident had left her laundry in the other dryers. A lot of stuff came out wrinkled -- it wasn't a good plan. Next time I will move the stuff that others leave. Anyway, the total cost of laundry was $3.75.

Have I mentioned that I'm really unhappy with the material of my new couch? It's a pretty color, but the (woven)fabric is rough, and it is always full of static electricity, so every hair and piece of lint just flies onto it like there is a magnetic force. I am doing everything I can to combat the dryness in the room, and I even spray the couch with static spray, but I get nowhere. It always looks linty, even right after I've cleaned it. I just now covered it with a throw, which seems to be the only solution.

What really makes me unhappy is that I paid a lot to have it specially made, and I was planning to use this couch for many years. Don't know if I can stand it! I hope that summer humidity will help. Has anyone else ever had to deal with this?

I think I will plan to go nowhere today. A little cooking, a little reading, maybe one more load of laundry (sheets) will entertain me just fine! And a nap wouldn't be a bad idea either!

4 Responses to “Exhausted Grandma!”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I switched to brown leather sofas when I moved into this house. I found them to be much easier to keep clean than my older fabric ones had been and much more durable with the kids.

    I empathize with your desire for the nap..those grandkids are FULL of energy.

    Have a great day...my plan for today is much like yours!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear you aren't happy with the couch fabric. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer? I think you have a legitimate gripe. Who would want a material which collects lint? Perhaps they would be willing to recover it at a discount. It can't hurt to try. And did you buy it with a credit card?

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your disappointment with your couch. How frustrating. You might want to put a cover on it or sheet for right now until the weather warms up and it isn't as dry.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I don't know, Petunia. It took so very long to have it made up in the first place, and I'm sure the recovering cost would be significant. Maybe I'll give it a try, but I don't have much hope.

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