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Don't worry if I'm missing a few days

  1. Sep 10, 2004 #1

    Moonbear

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    I have to head out of town for a meeting Sunday and Monday, which doesn't seem long, but I might return to find my parents in my house :surprised I'll know by tomorrow...they are getting tired of getting dumped on by hurricanes in FL, so if Ivan is headed their way, they're headed my way :cry: This should be interesting. They've never visited my house before, and will likely be arriving after I've left, so they will be on their own in my house for two days without me! I don't even want to think what they'll do to the place. Based on my experiences with them in my sister's house, my mom will start rearranging things if they aren't where she would put them, and without me here to stop her, I may never find anything in my kitchen again! And my pots may never survive her scrubbing. But, she seems to be hedging based on the email I just got, so my house may still be safe. Anyway, if I have to entertain the parents, I might be away a few more days (or I may just pretend I have a lot of work to do and ignore them while visiting PF).
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2004 #2

    Hurkyl

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    I'm worried!
     
  4. Sep 10, 2004 #3

    Evo

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    Hurry back moonbear!!!!! We're going to miss you!!! :cry:

    Be careful!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2004 #4

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    QUICK, Moonbear!! Hide EVERYTHING!!!!

    Mom is a pot scrubber???!!!! Hey! Send her up my way!! Does she do windows? Dig holes? Cut down trees?? Pull blackberry vines?
     
  6. Sep 10, 2004 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Why do people leave when they know I'm coming? :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  7. Sep 10, 2004 #6

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    It's ALWAYS been that way, dear. :wink:
     
  8. Sep 10, 2004 #7

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    Oh, thank heavens!! I have been waiting so patiently for the Hurricane Ivan cracks! :biggrin:

    I wish you a safe and pleasant journey, Moonbear. Hurry back!
     
  9. Sep 10, 2004 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    My concern is that Ivan may generate a Tsunami! It has happened before!!! :biggrin:

    We will miss you Moonbear. As for the parents, bite your nails when needed.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2004 #9

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    Yes, a pot scrubber, but never the pots you want her to scrub! I have a very good collection of anodized cookware that doesn't require scrubbing, and as long as nobody touches a Brillo pad to it, it will stay that way.

    Nope, see, that's the problem, she won't do any of the things you WISH she'd do for you, she does what she deems you need done for you. These are NEVER the same. Don't think I haven't considered leaving her with an acceptable chore list to distract her from the things she will destroy, but it won't work. I thought about suggesting she could pull weeds from the garden, but I'm afraid I won't have any flowers left when she's done. I also have blackberry vines that need pulling, along with one of those thistle bushes, but again, I can just envision the clematis getting pulled right along with it. Mom is scary and destructive.

    On the other hand, my step-dad can be persuaded to be helpful. His problem is he tries to do too much and hurts himself. So, he just needs to be guided toward helping with things that won't get him hurt.

    The good news is they don't visit often. This is actually the first time they've ever visited me since I moved out of their house. I've lived in three states since then, and no visits. I've even ocassionally emailed mom pictures of my guest bedroom to prove there is a bed in it (this has never been a guarantee when visiting my sister, who she does visit far more often). And this isn't even definite yet. I'm quite undecided between turning the house into a disaster area before they arrive so they don't want to get into the habit of being too comfortable here, and tidying it up until everything sparkles to impress them. :rofl:
     
  11. Sep 10, 2004 #10
    I’ll get things started then;
    It might infuriate a Tsunami, but really I’m thinking Ivan will prove to be a simple blowhard… :rofl:

    Moonbear, your parents need to check your garbage, linen, and most of all your hard drive ! :biggrin:


    Have a goodin. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Sep 10, 2004 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    Okay, just for that I'm sending my friends to see you...the one's with the probes. When you see the blue light, hold your ankles tight. :rofl:
     
  13. Sep 10, 2004 #12

    Math Is Hard

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    Which is more destructive - Ivan or a Tsunami?
     
  14. Sep 10, 2004 #13
    Blow me down !

    a) Fantastic, the companionship will add meaning to my life.
    b) Intimacy at long last!
    c) After my essence has been extracted I hope to live forever in a rustproof mechanical body of some sort.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2004 #14

    Moonbear

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    :grumpy: Great, now I need to do all my laundry before I leave too, just in case mom arrives. I don't need her trying to be helpful hunting through my dresser drawers looking for where to put my underthings away...there are some things parents just are better off not knowing their daughters own. :shy: :blushing: The hard drive I'm not worried about. My laptop will be with me, the other relics mom won't even know how to turn on (some assembly required). And the trash gets picked up tomorrow, so I can get rid of all that evidence. :biggrin:

    Okay, now I have to think, has she sent me any horrid gifts for the house that have been banished to the basement and need to be brought up and prominently displayed so she doesn't think I didn't appreciate them?

    I'm suddenly glad I'm not married. My own parents are enough, I can't imagine having to do this twice as often with in-laws! :rofl:
     
  16. Sep 11, 2004 #15

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    Uh oh.

    Remind me to tell you about my EX in laws. :rofl: :surprised :devil:

    I've also been wanting to say something about hurricance Ivan, but I've been waiting for those who are more gifted with glib tongues. Where the heck are they??
     
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