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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2006, 11:30:25 AM »
Speaking of dryer fire hazards, here is a warning I posted above mine:

Warning:
Clean the lint filter and never leave home while your dryer is running.

I'm extremely paranoid about fire here.  We've seen some really awful fires on the coast - no organized fire department anywhere on the coast as far as I know.

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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2006, 11:33:27 AM »
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I just talked to a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses who want to deliver me.

Would you like me delivered?


If it's by air mail, I'll meet you at the airport. When?

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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2006, 11:34:57 AM »
I'm tempted, Boom Boom.

But who would look after the kitties?

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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2006, 12:06:29 PM »
Maybe your Jehovah's Witness visitors would care for them? Surely they wouldn't try to indoctrinate them while you're away...? :shock:

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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2006, 12:55:45 PM »
Wouldn't work...cats have absolutely no interest in being one of the 144,000 who will reign in heaven with Christ.  One of 144,000?  Not bloody likely.

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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2006, 01:07:18 PM »
I've been venting my electric dryer into the house during the winters for a couple of years now.  Of course, it's a draughty old house, but we've suffered no ill effects.  

I don't currently have a dishwasher.  I had a portable one, because my kitchen is old and renovated, but the reno was laid out in a way that makes a built-in impossible to install.  I also have cupboards constructed of something remarkably like cardboard, but that's a complaint for another day.  The kitchen needs only one thing:  A sledgehammer.

Anyway, the dishwasher.  It started leaving my dishes filmy.  Two repairmen later, nobody could find anything wrong with it.  Disassembled the bloody thing and put it back together, still made things filmy -- and I even tried Jet dry and thorough rinsing before washing.  I don't use a lot of detergent, so it wasn't residue.  Finally, it occurred to me that I was practically washing the dishes by hand before putting them in the machine so they could come out scummy, so I'd be better off just washing them and having the fricking behemoth of a portable dishwasher out of my way.  So we got rid of it.

Not having a dishwasher is one of the few sources of discord between the blond guy and I.  I don't think it really saves time -- that is, if one's got a low-end crappy dishwasher and has to rinse the dishes anyway.  Most companies don't even make portables anymore, except for the not so good brands, and they cost as much or slightly more than the state-of-the-art energy and water efficient ones.  So I'm holding out for a really good dishwasher when we get to reno-ing to fix the incompetent reno.

And I'm thinking skylight... :D

Oh, yeah, and I want this stove:  http://www.heartlandapp.com/Classic/Cla ... ng_Center/

Hey, I can dream, can't I?  I can't decide if I like the blue or the red better...

Right now I am rewriting a treatment for a project before I go away next week.  Apparently I interested the broadcaster, but frightened the insurance agents (and the lawyers.  Bloody lawyers.).  I have to find the middle ground.  And I'm doing my laundry at the same time.  Don't worry, the dryer's vented outside....   :wink:
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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2006, 02:02:45 PM »
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Wouldn't work...cats have absolutely no interest in being one of the 144,000 who will reign in heaven with Christ.  One of 144,000?  Not bloody likely.


But, Anne, don't those 144,000 need cat companions? If there's no cats or dogs in heaven, then I don't wanna go!

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2006, 11:21:54 PM »
i am on bnr. seriloulsy, you gus agals should wrtie shorter postsl . it is hard to read such long posts hwen drunk. and just so you know, i havne't smoked any pot tonight.

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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2006, 05:41:10 AM »
That is one groovy stove, Timebandit.  *drool*

More stove porn: the Aga.

One of Thorfinn's cousins and her husband run a sizable farm in Scotland, live in a great old rambling house, and have something like that in their vast  kitchen, although theirs would be quite old, really from another time. I don't think there is any other heat in the kitchen, either, which would be fine for the winter. In the summer, on really hot days (and they do get a few), I think you'd never want that monster on.

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« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2006, 05:43:30 AM »
PS: Hmmn. That link is not automatically going to the one I want to go to.

When you get to the site, click on "History," and then keep clicking until you find the "Aga Four Oven with Companion." That's the hard core.

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« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2006, 06:20:31 AM »
Oh, we needed an Aga saga.  :D

I have a wee old enamel stove (alas electric; I'd much prefer gas). Trying to figure out a NON-TOXIC way of cleaning the oven and the chrome around the burners before I go, as a friend will be staying here. She's the type who'd clean it herself, and I don't want her having to do that.

The spray oven-cleaning stuff makes me gag, even with the windows open.
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« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2006, 06:42:53 AM »
My stove, which is the first gas stove I've had in, gosh -- thirty years? -- has a self-cleaning function, but I haven't had the courage to try it yet. It requires locking the oven and then turning it up to some unbelievably high heat, and then leaving it like that for four hours or something.   :shock:

I wouldn't do that unless I had a strong and alert helper on the spot the whole time, ready to evacuate me and the kitties should anything go wrong. I love cookin' with gas, but I'm a little nervous of it too.

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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2006, 09:22:03 AM »
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My stove ... has a self-cleaning function ... It requires locking the oven and then turning it up to some unbelievably high heat, and then leaving it like that for four hours or something.   :shock:
Thread drift ... Can that be construed to be an appliance of mass destruction?  

Hello there Mr Fella from the Department of Justice.  Come here often?  What's that you say - skdadl ... nom de guerre?  the cats are valuable trained operatives?  Maybe that microchip in your brain needs to be reprogrammed, fella.

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« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2006, 10:16:06 AM »
I am preparing to host, well, co-host, a dinner party for seven tomorrow. We're doing this at sweetie's studio because there's more room and we start with a high forgiveness level. The amenities here are primitive.

Guest list: my visiting pal, his son and a friend of son visiting from New York, sweetie's mum, and an old pal of ours who has fed us so many fantastic meals we will never catch up, and us.

Yesterday I counted plates, glasses, and cutlery. I'm going to be washing dishes (no dishwasher) between courses.

Yikes, I just realized that chairs are going to be a problem. Refrigerator space ditto.

One of the things I love most about my sweetie is his adaptability. He sees things not as problems but as challenges. He'll be all over the chair problem and it will not cross his mind to borrow, rent, or buy a solution.

Menu: BBQ steak (you should see sweetie's contraption for that), various salads, and something with strawberries for dessert. Lots wine and beer -- again for the forgiveness factor.

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« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2006, 10:42:22 AM »
Beer, wine, strawberries...who could ask for more!

I have tackled the living and dining rooms and am now giving serious consideration to the kitchen and front closet.
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