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« on: June 22, 2006, 07:06:13 PM »
I'm sure there is a thread I could have added this to, but what the heck.

What I'm doing right now is holding a two week old baby. Nope nothing you should know. I"m just babysitting.  :lol:

Apparently he was fussy, sleeping away now. Hey and I remember how to hold a baby and type two handed!

So what exciting things are you up to?
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 07:21:14 PM »
I am just about to test my new printer!

Well, my new printer has already been tested by The Genius, but I am about to take the plunge and print ... something ... all by myself! Wish me luck.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 07:23:06 PM »
I just finished dinner, am about to clean up and head to a campaign coffee party.  Right now I am drinking some Perrier and enjoying the after-effects of a spicy Pad Thai.  Yum!

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 07:25:26 PM »
Oh, new baby!  Nothing feels like holding a new baby - soooooooo good, all kinds of joy vibes coming off the little one, warming the heart of whoever is holding it.

Lovely beautiful feeling, holding a new baby.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 07:33:20 PM »
Will there be pics of the new addition skdadl?
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 07:38:33 PM »
I'm moving house next weekend, and will then be residing with my first ever dishwasher!  Eco-guilt be damned, I'm excited!

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006, 07:42:48 PM »
* turns green with dishwasher envy* :mrgreen:
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006, 07:46:38 PM »
Green.... unlike my dishes, which will be sparkling clean!!!  It also has a table that seats 10, so in combination with the dishwasher, it's the perfect socialising house.  I'm so happy.  So very, very, very, very, very happy.  Excuse me, I have to pop off and do a little dance now.

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006, 07:53:30 PM »
Somehow I feel I am being mocked...hrrmmph
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 08:14:09 PM »
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... my first ever dishwasher!  Eco-guilt be damned, I'm excited!
At the moment I am too lazy to check this out, but I believe that some dishwashers are more water and energy-efficient than doing dishes by hand.  Perhaps it is mere rationalization on my part ...?  :oops:  When I purchased my house, it had a dishwasher with variable settings.  I accumulate dishes in it and use it about once a week, at the least energy-consuming level.

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2006, 09:01:18 PM »
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Somehow I feel I am being mocked...hrrmmph
 No, no... it's not about you, Debra!   It's about my dishwasher. ;)

With regards to the water efficiency, I really do need to check that out.  We're on severe water restrictions at the moment, with our dams sitting at only 30% capacity.  It's pretty bad.  With that in mind, though, I think I'd shower just once a week if it meant I didn't have to don the rubber dish gloves again.

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2006, 08:00:04 AM »
I'm about to take my mother out for breakfast on her birthday. She and my Dad are leaving to visit my grandmother later in the day, so we'll have a proper party sometime next week.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2006, 08:41:58 AM »
I'm glad to read all those virtuous stats about the dishwasher, and I also do that with the actual dishes and glasses and such -- wait till the machine is full, which can certainly take a week. Sometimes I have so many plates sitting for so long in the dishwasher that it might as well be another cupboard.  

But for my favourite pots and pans I can't wait that long, and besides, I don't think the wee machine does them very well, so I am left with the tough stuff. If I actually bother to eat, of course.

What I'm doing right now: I'm reading the Grope and Flail, hoping for news of fresh disasters that I can blog, or at least hoping to be irritated enough that I will be able to rip into the accounts and the filing, which simply have to be done last week.

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2006, 09:12:17 AM »
Interesting to read that dishwashers can be energy efficient. When I used one, I always let them dry simply by opening the door, as I love that steam heat in the winter.

How about clothes dryers? I'm wondering - instead of making all that heat escape outside during the hot dryer phase, why not redirect the exhaust pipe inside the house? Is there a filter attachment one can buy for the dryer exhaust pipe? I think it's an incredible waste of heat to let all that hot air dissipate outside the house. When I lived up north, that's what I did - redirect the exhaust pipe inside the house, even without a filter. So I got a bit of lint in the air - so what. At least I got all that delicious hot air.

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 09:15:52 AM »
Boom Boom, don't quote me, but I was told once by a neighbour who is a scientist that the problem with clothes dryers is ozone. That's why we need to vent them, apparently. I was thinking, like you, that it was a fuss and a waste, but he said that venting ozone into the house is dangerous.

 

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