Thursday, January 28, 2010


This is crazy...lately too much going on to get the other things done that I want to do, like finish today's post.

Prayer group went into overtime and then I had to go shopping at three different places and by the time I got back, Michael was already home so it was time to fix dinner and home made apple pie, so I am rushing to finish up this post.

You will all be delighted to know that Michael went immediately to the laundromat to finish the laundry (that is the 'we did, we did...well he did' title)which left me with the also delightful task of cleaning up the laundry room disaster.  It took me as long to do that as it took Michael to pack up the clothes, drive to the laundromat (which amazingly he remembered where it was from 7+ years ago when he moved in here but he can't remember 90% of what I say), finish the wash (it took four loads that our washer could have made in three loads) and drive back home.  Of course you could have eaten off the floor when I finished (by the way, why DO they say THAT when you clean so much??  No matter HOW clean, I would not want to eat off of anyone's floor in ANY room!)

How's this for a cute little cleaner?  Looks like it may only be dry cleaning, but they were clever advertisers...

Interestingly Michael said there were SEVERAL men there and only ONE woman using the laundromat!!!  Think this could be a new guy hangout??  That guy looks like he is just fascinated with the spin cycle on that washer....

I have no idea what our local laundromat looks like so I will have to have Michael take me there one day (did I ever tell you that he took me to see the local dump after we got married???...his idea of a fun time can be scary!!)....

Hopefully 'his' laundromat looked alot better than this one and it should since they charged $2.50 per load and the washers were small and didn't even have a good spin cycle (for awhile I thought we might have to re-wring them out!)...

Did I ever tell all of you about the time when I was a young new bride (18 yrs old) and my late beloved hubby, Mario and I were stationed in Alaska at a little town named Delta Junction?  Our trailer court had a laundromat in the middle of it and I would trek through the snow to do the laundry, often by myself.  One time there was a huge sheet under the folding table and it was covering something, so I made the mistake of peeking and there was a dead wolf!!  Boy did our laundry get done in record time that night!....
When I looked for pictures of flooded laundry rooms, I found TONS of them...which makes me wonder about the who and how of those many, many photos.  Somehow, I don't think Michael would have been too appreciative if I had said "Honey, just hold that hose and the soaked floor while I go look for the camera and take several pictures while you flounder around in the mess."

How do you like this lovely laundromat, complete with misspelling, a phone, an ATM and a weird soda machine??....

The adventure continued once Michael got back with all four loads of wet clothes as we (meaning me trying to convince him that this was indeed a great idea) decided to put them outside.  We have a bench, a secluded area of fence and two drying racks for putting the wet clothes to dry on this sunny but cool day, all of which succumbed to the unbelieveably gusty winds...winds that could probably take you parasailing (without the ocean, although we did have several puddles) to Guatemala, China and maybe even Australia!  So, you can now picture us chasing clothes aound the yard and watching the racks fall down...

If we had clothespins and a drying line, they would have looked somewhat like these only I think the clothesline might have blown up and away as well!  Once again Michael failed to let on to all the fun he was having (he must just be shy that way)...

One of the adventures you didn't hear about was the unique way I had to do the dishes.  Since NO water could go down the drains, I had to get creative (don't worry, THIS time it is not so scary).  I had to have a bucket nearby as I plugged the sink and washed and rinsed in the plugged area, then I had to bail out the water into the bucket with a glass or bowl, fill it then go to the back yard and throw the water out onto the grass, unlike this lady who is throwing it on a truck and some children...

Let's end these pictures with a totally adorable photo I found of a baby koala bear investigating a bucket of water.  Michael and I didn't do this, but then we didn't have big enough buckets either (or I might have suggested it)...

Now for yet a few more chuckles that I got in an e-mail....

"You can't read this and stay in a bad mood!
1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?

Unique Up On It.

 2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?

Tame Way.

 3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest ?

They Take The Psycho Path

4. How Do You Get Holy Water?

You Boil The Hell Out Of It

5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?


6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?


7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?

 A Stick

 8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?

Nacho Cheese.

 9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?

Subordinate Clauses.

10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?

Quattro Sinko.

11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?

Spoiled Milk.

 12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a  Vampire?


13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And  Twitches?

 A Nervous Wreck.

14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And  Pea Soup?

 Anyone Can Roast Beef.

15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?

 Right Where You Left Him.

16. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?

Because They Have Big Fingers .

17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?

Because It Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?


19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover ?!

The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?

 Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.

 21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?

A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack , Dang!

A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack .

22. How Are a Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?

Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer

~~~Dear Lord, I thank You for the blessings of entertainment in unique forms when challenges arise.


  1. ...Tomorrow my plan is to do some heavy duty visiting and commenting on all the most recent and wonderful posts I have been watch for me and I'll be there my friends.

    May God bless and be with you!!

  2. It's about time! Jake and I used to go laudramating all the time! It's so romantic!!!!
    Love Di

  3. Boy, the fun never ends at your place, does it?!
    And you are very innovative! I think I would've cried 'UNCLE!' a long time ago!

    I guess you're getting the wind we had here the other day (it knocked out our phone line, it blew a few roof tiles off, and it knocked over Ray's little cabana that he made, it ended up in pieces on top of the pool cover!). But the phone company fixed the snapped line and Ray says the cabana can be salvaged, so all's well that ends well.

    Loved the jokes!

    We are like ships passing in the night, you are getting back to blogging and I will be breaking from it.
    LOVE YOU!, E

  4. Marcy so glad everything is working now and you will be able to settle into a routine again. Why didn't you just put the clothes in the dryer? Sometimes you take something easy and make it very hard my friend....LOL Stay well and I look forward to your visit, luv ya......:-) Hugs

  5. Oh, my word, Marcy -- ya just HAVE to laugh -- 'cause it beats the alternative! And, you do make us laugh out here -- and sympathize at the same time! The fun never ends! LOVE these jokes, btw. I copy pasted them to send to my little girls' e-mail. (They get so tickled when they have something in their inbox -- it's so fun to surprise them with giggles!) Love and Hugs and Hopes for Dry floors and Wet sinks ahead!

  6. Yea Michael!!!
    And....I look look forward to your visits. I've been missing you...but I know that you've been up to your pun intended.
    I love those one-liners! Too cute, Marcy.

  7. Reminds me of the time in OK when our septic tank backed up with 12 people in the house and only ONE bathroom. It's a very looong story, but I remember doing the dishes in a dishpan rinsing in another and having to go outside to throw out the "suds." God Bless you abundantly!!! Can hardly wait for your visit! cathy

  8. Marcy, you did visit early this morning!!! Hope things return to normal there, I can remember days at the laundromat and here once the washer hose broke in the laundry room downstairs, so I 've been there too, with a shop vac and lots of fans to dry the carpet.

    I'm sorry about the wind and dish routine, I know it was an ordeal to live through, but it will bring a smile to Michael's and your face some did mine today...because I have a few memories like that as well!

    Glad you survived and back to blogging, because I missed you terribly!

  9. Good for your hubby! But why didn't he dry them there as well? Did I miss that part of the story?

    And yes, I would never want to eat off of anyone's floors! No matter how clean they were!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. if you have a man who makes apple pies, then you're doing something right!

  11. Hi Marci. Oh boy! You have had some 'fun' days lately haven't you? The elements of earth, wind, fire and water can be a two edged sword. We need them to survive and any one of them in excess can cause us huge trouble. I'm glad you retained your sense of humour through all the flooding, etc. With the perspective of the disaster in Haiti we can all get through our relatively small problems. I read your jokes a few times over and they made me laugh a lot! My next post will let my friends in on my latest adventure with water. Take care, stay well, stay as sweet as you are. <3 Mar

  12. I'm back and I am laughing so hard at Bernie's comment!
    I guess she doesn't know that you are a die-hard hang the laundry out to dry kind of girl!

    Love you!, E

  13. ***Di, your idea of romance and my idea of romance are planets apart, especially after finding that dead wolf. Now, some soft music, a little wine and dancing (even at home) is my cup of tea.

    ***Eileen I would have cried uncle if there was an uncle around to help, so instead I just remembered what my mother always said..."Don't worry about something being overwhelming or too much to do, just do a little at a time and eventually it all gets done." Thus I 'just' concentrated on just sopping up the water, then 'just' cleaning the area under the washing machine after I pulled it out, each time not thinking about the whole mess yet to do. It works psychologically and my sweet mom was a very smart woman!!

    ***Bernie, you need to read Eileen's second comment...I'm gonna save this planet if it's only me doing it one piece of hanging clothes at a time (I also cheer myself on by saying it's good (ha ha) exercise and it saves money and now because of Di I am going to add that it is romantic (Michael was helping and he did look cute catching the flying clothes).

    ***Lisa I am happiest when I can laugh at awful situations, something I am good at but I still have a far way to go as some get me down big time.

    ***Jackie, you don't have washer problems at home, nope, you and Jack go out to get them (at the truck wash) the way, was that romantic (read Di's comment please)??

    ***Cathy, you have given me even more blessings to count as I can't imagine 12 people and one bathroom and a bad septic THAT would be an interesting post there!

    ***Wanda, it is already a funny memory and that's the way it should be and I want everyone to laugh when I write these things in a goofy way because they were goofy. Sorry you had to sop up a flood too!

    ***Lois, I try to be as friendly to our planet as possible so that's why Michael didn't dry them at the laundromat or at home, but trust me, he wanted to, believe me he wanted to dry them and not hang them and then chase them down!

    ***Well, outdoor mom, you made me scurry back through my post to see where I had written that Michael made an apple pie. Michael is afraid to boil water but he is a great helper with prep work. For a minute there you had me thinking one of us was hallucinating!

    ***Mar, life can be a challenge but then I just need to tackle it, even just a piece at a time.

    ***Eileen, I just love you coming back and picking up on things and making me smile all over again!!

  14. Hilarious (from a distance)! Hoping you're back to normal - if not now, very very soon.

    Don't worry about coming back and following this up. Just keep going onward and forward my friend!

    The jokes are wonderful. I'm going to go up and cut and paste and send forth. Thanks for a chuckle. Have a sweet weekend. You have earned it!


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