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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Random Tuesday....Rolling on down the road!!



Yep!  It's just how I roll!  One random thought to another.  Tumbling one right after another!!  Ha!  Tires me out actually!  Sigh!!  So now we are here...March 8th!!!  And another Random Tuesday!  Wonder what Keely is doing??  You should go and visit!  The UnMom!  I will wait!!...................!!!................!!!

You back already?  Good!  the coffee is on and let's get this show on the road!!

Our 15 year old television died that we had in our bedroom.  Just wouldn't turn on!  Darn it!  So we had to go get another TV!  Luckily I had a rewards check from Costco...so it covered the television and a new shower head for Dr. John's bathroom!  Not too shabby!!  But this is the happy end to the story...what actually happened is this.   The TV died, yes, but then we had to get the old TV out of the cabinet and to the transfer station.  We figured, no problem!!  This TV is a 15 year old (or older) monster!  I knew it was but Dr. John figured we got it into the cabinet, so we will be able to get it out!  No problem!  So I got on one side and he on the other and 1....2...3....lift!!  Nothing!!  It weighed a ton and a half!!!!!!

We yanked and pulled and finally got it to move to the edge of the cabinet...then we heaved and half threw it onto the bed...right on top of Dr. John and my left arm.  Ummmmmmmmmm...excuse me...this hurts like hell Dr. John!!!!  But he can't help...he is under the beast and trying to wiggle out.  Ha!  What a sight!  I finally got my left arm out and Dr. John freed himself all about the same time.  Now we had to get it onto the dolly!  Oh dear!  So I took one side and he the other and heaved it up.  Just as we neared the dolly, I kind of let it slip and it crashed onto the cart!  Oops!!!  Thankfully, it didn't break!  Now we have to roll it through the house and get it into the back of the truck!

We finally got it out of the bedroom, after herculean efforts on our behalf and down the hall we went.  Now how the hell are we going to get it into the back of the truck?  Not a clue...but now we are there and we have to do something with it!   Move it close, I say and see if we can slide it in.  Not!!!!  Won't slide!  So after several false attempts and much frustration, I get on one side and he on the other and we do one last lift!  Thud!  We did it!!!!  OMG!!  I can't believe we got that sucker into the back of the truck!  Now Dr. John has to figure out how to get it out of the truck at the transfer station (the dump)!!  Sigh!!

He gets to the transfer station and the guy helps him out.  At the count of three, they both lift and throw it into the bin...it totally explodes and pieces of television rain down everywhere.  Dr. John said that that was pretty cool!!  Sheesh!!  Takes so little....!  So that is it...the tale of moving the television.  I have a lump and giant bruise on my left arm and Dr. John feels like he went 20 rounds with Tyson!!!!!

The new TV?  Well she is beautiful and a light as a feather flat screen!  About 32 inches of gorgeousness!!!!  And I can lift her with no problems all by myself!  Whew!  Glad this is over!!!

But it isn't the end of what is broken at our house.  Noooooooo!!  Our dishwasher decided that heating was the thing to do.  Super heat that is!!!!  I smelled something burning and I couldn't figure what it was.  It smelled like plastic!  I finally checked the dishwasher.  Upon opening it up, steam came billowing out and I burnt my fingers touching the top of it!!  Owie!!  My heavy duty plastic 22 ounce glasses were now 4 inches tall and warped.  They were originally 10 inches tall!  Ha!  And the silverware holder which sits on the bottom was warped and the entire bottom was melted out!!!!!!  All the silverware had fallen through!!!  Great!  So I call the service guy...who came out three days later and declared it was the circuit board!  So he ordered it and it has been one week and three days!  But who's counting!  I am still waiting!!  I hate washing dishes...!!

Oh well, in spite of it all...we have been having gorgeous weather for the most part!  High 50's and sunny!  And some gorgeous sunrises....


See...so it's all good!!  Yesterday was kind of crappy weather wise though!  Rainy and we got some snow flurries up here in the East Mountains..but it didn't stick.  Went to town and got my granddaughter, Cassie and her roommate Brittany, and we went to get out toes and nails done.  First, we had lunch at Scarpa's on Academy in Albuquerque.  Yum!!  Brick over baked pizza's and wonderful pasta dishes!!  Cass and I got pizza and Britt got a Lobster cream sauce and shrimp and linguine pasta dish!  All the food was yummy for sure!!  I got the Greek pizza with pepperoni and Cazz got the Roasted Red Pepper pizza with pepperoni!!  Talk about good food!  Thanks Cheri!  (She recommended it to us) 


Great menu!  Prices were fantastic and service was pretty good too!  Attentive staff and they kept you posted of how your dishes were doing.  So all and all...terrific!!

Let's talk about the $40.00 gift certificate from CSN giveaway!  I forgot to say when the drawing would be....duh!!  Sorry about that!  It will be the 21st of March!  So there is still time to sign up for this wonderful prize!!  So click on the link and go leave a comment!  That is all you have to do!!!  Go on...I am done here anyway!  My arm hurts and I need some coffee!!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you
SueAnn

31 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

The photo taken with the branches in the foreground and goldenness in the background is a pleasure to look at indeed. You have a good eye for composition and it all shows in your artwork too. The restaurant sounds wonderful. We make our own pizza and hubby makes the pizza dough with one of his bread recipes. I was thoroughly entertained reading the story of your TV removal. Whew.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Heya SueAnn....!

THANKS for your note Lovey....hahahahaha....AND for the GREAT belly chuckle I had at your telly removal lark....Actually I'm STILL chuckling over that.... :o) !!

Your pics of the skyline & change in weather are MAGNIFICENT....As NICE as the CALM shot is I think I prefer the emotive quality of the dark stormy pic.... :o) !!

I hope you're having a WONDERFUL week Lovey....!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

ellen abbott said...

the sun on those mountains...why, thar's gold in them thar hills!

when the TV in our bedroom died we decided to do without. so no TV in our bedroom anymore. we didn't watch it that much anyway.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Holy moly your television removal had me on the edge of my seat waiting for it to crash down - glad it waited to fall/disintegrate when it landed in the bin at the dump and not while still in your house! :)

And your dishwasher decided to go kaput? Do you have gremlins in your house? ;) Hope you get the circuit board soon - I hate having to hand wash all dishes all the time, too. ;)

LOVE the pictures - absolutely beautiful! :)

Plague, Blonde Moment, Stalker - RTT

Jillsy Girl said...

Your landscape photos are always stunning!

Judy said...

Haven't gotten through your entire post...Lots of fun with the TV moving...what happened to recycling the old TV!!! Now to finish reading...

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Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love your energy...I can feel it through the computer. :) Great photos!

Mama Zen said...

Those pictures are just stunning!

Kristine said...

men amuse so easily. ROFL!

Happy RTT!

A Dancing Mango said...

Thank you for sharing your story.. when it rains it does pour!

The photos you took are wonderful!
Thank you for your faithful friendship.
♥Darlene

A Dancing Mango said...

Thank you for sharing your story.. when it rains it does pour!

The photos you took are wonderful!
Thank you for your faithful friendship.
♥Darlene

VioletSky said...

When my TV died a couple of years ago, I was shocked to discover that you couldn't even buy another one with a big ass end anymore - they were all slim models. Who looks at tvs unless you are buying one? It took me weeks to get someone to help me drag my old one downstairs and out the door.

Keely said...

We have a TV in the basement that will have to be entombed in the house. Hopefully we won't be with it.

Denise said...

Oh yeah, those old T.V.'s are so heavy. Hope you are both Okay! Did you get a flat screen. We bought our first one just before Christmas. FINALLY!! I'd been whining for one for a couple of years. LOVE IT!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Isn't it incredible the way technology has changed? The other day, my Piano Man and I were watching a show on computer evolution. We laughed when they compared a computer the size of a large living room to an iPhone, and the computer was left so far behind.

Mmm, love the pics!

Indrani said...

The BIG pics in your blog now looks good.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderfully dramatic sky in that first shot! Just amazing.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Your pictures are Amazing!!!! So cool that you get your nails done with your grand-daughter!! I can't wait to have grand children to do things like that with!!! Awesome!!!

Have a Wonderful day, SueAnn!!
Hugs,
Coreen xoxo

Debbie said...

Love your photos!
And I hate the way appliances and other household things always seem to die at the same time.

Hilary said...

The light in these photos is glorious. Just beautiful, SueAnn.

Clowncar said...

love those yellow sun drenched mountains, and the white stripe of clouds above them.

you have a great eye.

SandyCarlson said...

The TV story had me laughing. Our old set needs to go, and it may just go as yours did--with a bang. Though I am being premature because though it is old, it lives.

Thanks for the photos of your corner of this great experiment called the United States. Very beautiful.

Stuff could always be worse said...

When the TV dies, it is a tough chore to replace it, but you did have a 15 year life together :)
kim

Nezzy said...

Your pictures are totally breathtaking sweetie!!!

Hubs had to have a plasma just before Christmas...it's big...was the phrase I kept usin' when he brought it in!!! Heeehehe!

God bless ya sweetie and enjoy your day and have fin with the giveaway!!!

Lora said...

there is nothing I love more than hearing of old TV removal stories, because we all have them! (and some of us have gouges in our walls going down the stairs thanks to the darn things. ugh)

I know you'll be happier with your new set!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi SueAnn, so great to hear from you. Glad you like my new necklaces, thanks. I feel your pain re the tv. We have one of those too! Yikes. Lovely pics, just beautiful. Keep having fun, hugs, Riki

Retiredandcrazy said...

Why does that happen? Electrical appliances seem to have a sixth sense. One goes, they all go. But you day out with your granddaughter sounded just perfect

She Writes said...

Isn't it crazy that something with so much weight for us just explodes into a million pieces with a good hard push :). Technology in the tv world is a great thing.

LOVE the yellow hill.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love your photo of the gorgeous sky! Wow, the color is so dramatic!

Your story abut the tv was hysterical (except that you got hurt, of course). It sounds like something you would see on a sitcom. Enjoy your new T.V.!!

Betsy said...

Ha! You are so funny! We have one of those dead, huge and heavy tv monsters sitting in our garage. :) And the new shower head sounds nice, too!