Monthly Archives: February 2012

So we still haven’t won the lottery…

     Darn it.  This means we still have the old house, the old vehicles, The Curmudgeon still has his old, dull false teeth, and bills are still cluttering my kitchen table.

     If you won the lottery what would you do first?

     First thing I’d do is I’d send the Curmudgeon off to get new teeth so he can actually chew a steak for change–poor man hasn’t enjoyed one for a while.

     Once that was out-of-the-way, I’d probably get my dental work done.  There’s a couple of things my periodontist would like to do for which we just haven’t had the money.

     Then, well… I dream of a new house where The Curmudgeon wouldn’t have to climb stairs, and a yard so securely fenced that we’d never have to worry about the dogs going outside off the leashes.

     New furniture would be nice too.  We sure could use a couch bigger than the love seat we have now, and some chairs that aren’t total wrecks would be nice too.

     A new car for me–I’ve never had one, mine were all used cars.  The Curmudgeon has had a few new ones and seldom drives now.

     I have simple tastes.

     You all have a good one!

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We have some updates today

     Elena is home!  Welcome home Elena!  Doing a happy dance here!  I got to talk to her on the phone. 

     Arthur TheBullterrier had his leg surgery, is doing very well, and he should be going home today.  Arthur’s Mom will have her hands full keeping that 7 month old quiet. 

     Kokomo the rescued Bull Terrier who needed transport across country has several people who volunteered for a few legs of her journey.  She could still use a few more transporters. It looks as though her trip to her new home in Alabama will definitely be on March 10 and 11th.  If you’re interested in helping, you can find out more on my FB page.

Please let her subscription run out!

     Saturday’s mail brought us another Saturday Evening Post magazine that I didn’t ask for.  I’m glad it doesn’t come in my name because then I’d have to pay for it.  No, it comes in my Mil’s name.  No matter how many times we’ve sent cancellations in to them it still keep coming.

     I E-mailed them again tonight and got a quick electronic response.  I do wish the human element was as responsive.

What I sent…

Hi,
We’ve made many efforts to cancel my deceased mother-in-law’s subscription.  We’ve been trying to cancel this subscription since her death on 3/7/11.  Yet, here again yesterday another magazine showed up in our mailbox.  Take note people…

***insert her name here***

IS DECEASED!!!!

Stop sending the magazine and the damned renewal notices!!!!!

She never lived at the above address. When she went into the nursing home, we had her mail switched to our address for our convenience–we didn’t have to drive to her house every day in addition to going to the nursing home.

Sincerely,
M.W. Hauser daughter-in-law and disgruntled writer who is not thrilled with your nonsense

What they sent:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for contacting The Saturday Evening Post customer service team.

Your e-mail message has been assigned to one of our representatives who will address your inquiry/request and get back to you as soon as possible.

We appreciate your business.

Sincerely,
The Saturday Evening Post Customer Service

My reply:

Dear SEP Customer Service,

I’ve been on this merry-go-round before.

Sincerely,
MW Hauser, disgruntled daughter-in-law and writer who loves to blog about these situations…

Bull Terrier people and the crazy dogs that own us

     Lots of drama among my Facebook bull terrier people yesterday.  Had the rescue of a little brindle girl kick some of the best ones into high gear and get her moving from Wyoming to a new  home in Alabama.  I sure do wish we’d had Facebook back when we were doing our many rescues.  I never saw a Bullie get placed so fast.  It was exciting to watch.

     Another Bull Terrier person had an emergency when her silly boy jumped out of her Blazer and broke his leg.  Poor baby, at his age the muscle is stronger than those young bones and with Bullies it is a common injury.  These dogs don’t often use their heads for anything other than to keep their ears from knocking together. 

      Arthur will have some surgery and it’ll take a while for him to recover but he should be fine.  However, his Mom might have a nervous breakdown before the cast comes off.

     You all have a good one!

My brain scares me at times

     We had a very gray and rainy day yesterday so I really didn’t go anywhere or do anything.  That is until I stood at my kitchen window and watched a man walk past our yard. 

     He wasn’t dressed for the weather.  He dragged one of those folding  two-wheeled grocery carts behind him.  When he reached the end of our fence, he stopped, pulled a bag out of the cart, and put it in the dumpster for the apartment building behind us.

     It’s my brain that had him as a serial killer putting a bag with a body part in the dumpster.  It’s a good thing that I don’t live alone because sometimes I scare myself.

     You all have a good one.

The canine alarm clock needs resetting

     Even the Curmudgeon knows better than to wake me before noon.  Heck, I go to bed around five a.m.  However, the last couple of mornings a certain white dog has taken it upon himself to become my new alarm clock.

     Yesterday, he wandered upstairs and flopped outside my bedroom door at eleven.  He’s not the sharpest tack in the cork board.  He began by sighing loudly, then he rattled the door a few times.  When that didn’t work, he sighed again.  I knew if I didn’t get up and let him in the whining would begin next.

     So there I was curled up in bed with a happy white dog on his back getting his tummy tickled…and people say they are dumb animals.

     Elena was up and walking under supervision yesterday–three cheers!

     You all have a good one. 

Writing while flinging birds

     I admit it I am addicted to Angry Birds.  I think I need an intervention because now Facebook has added it and I am playing on there as well as on my two computers.

     I find that when I should be writing, I crave a game or two.  I think I found a way to write and fling those birds.  I have decided to use a reward system.  For every hour I write, I will earn five minutes of pig killing bird flinging fun.

     It is difficult to write when the brain isn’t working right.  However, I am trying. 

     You all have a good one. 

Updates on my friends

    I’d forgotten to mention that  G had eye surgery on the tenth and is doing very well.  They worked on both of her eyes.  Eye surgery tends to make me squeamish so I didn’t ask her for details.  I’m just happy she’s recovering well.  I plan to take her out to lunch to celebrate her recovery as soon as she feels up to it.

     Elena had her triple bypass and from what I’ve been told is doing quite well.  She’s still in the ICU but she’s had some visitors.

     You all take care and stay well.   I don’t want to add to this list.  😀

Update on Elena

  The news so far is good.  She made it through the triple bypass surgery and last I heard was in recovery.  I’m hoping her recovery and subsequent release from the hospital go quickly.

     I’ll be happy to see her back here making comments soon.

     You all have a good one and do send good thoughts Elena’s way.

Blessings

Elena is going through a triple bypass today.  Our thoughts are with her.

We love you Elena!

Get well soon!

Me, The Curmudgeon, Gavin and Patty.

Save us from reality shows

  I watch TV for entertainment purposes.  Therefore I do not watch reality shows that make me ill just from watching the danged trailers for them.  No I don’t want to see how bad that poor sick person’s house looks.  Nor do I want to know about someone’s horrible and weirdly sick addiction.

     What people do in the privacy of their homes belongs there and not jumping off my TV screen. 

     I had enough dealing with a hoarders home when in my reality I had to clear out my MIL’s house.  No, I don’t want to compare notes with the TV on whose house was worse.  Entertainment?  Oh, hell no.

     I’m so glad I read and oh, yeah I write too….

     You all have a good one.  Me, I’m going to turn off the TV and go for a walk.

Why are my electronics revolting?

     Have you ever had an electronic device that completely drives you up a wall?  Along with my printer I have another one of those now, my Sansa Clip.   Actually, I’ve had this problem for a while and did write (scathingly) about it once before.   However, I recently bought a teensy memory card for it in the hope that it would solve the problem …NOPE, no such luck.

     This has to be one of the most frustrating, aggravating, pieces of crap I’ve ever had.  The damned thing still won’t download any music for me.  I was so looking forward to having the frigging thing in working condition so I could listen to music while walking.  I do so need to start walking again and if I have no one to walk with I want music.

     I am just stubborn enough to drive myself completely bonkers with this thing rather than go buy some other MP3 player.

     You all have a good one while I either take a hammer to this thing or make it work.