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6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 47 Comments

Carter Boy#3

It's the weekend! That means Carter will be here all weekend to polish off the milk. With 3 out of 4 boys in college and 2 that don't come home often...we actually had a gallon of milk spoil!

Carter offered to step up his cereal game and help us out.

Isn't he sweet?

I photo shopped him a shirt for the picture. I'm not sure why the men in my family never wear the proper amount of clothes...it makes sharing their pictures tough!

Don't mind my dirty basement!
My washer died! 
Which course meant I got to buy a new one. My last one was a front loader with all the bells and whistles. 

I hated it. 
The clothes often stunk, no matter how often I cleaned and sanitized the barrel. Fortunately, it only lasted a few years. 
The one I got when I first got married was just a standard washer with only a few wash-or-don't-wash settings (we were poor). 
That washer lasted almost twenty years. So, while out shopping, I decided I was going back to the basics.



Now, I can tell Brady how men get tiny little haircuts.

A good laugh! A few years ago, my husband was lifting weights with our great nephew, Brady. 

At the time, Brady was six-years-old and excited to be lifting like one of the big guys. My husband told Brady he could be his "spotter" at the top of the weight bench. 
Once Brady was in position and my husband was lying down, Brady said, "Oh man, Uncle Chad, where did you get that tiny little hair cut?" 

My husband asked, "What hair cut?"

Brady traced the thinning spot on my husband's crown.

Poor Chad. That's how he found out he was getting a bald spot. 




This was my small things check in- a reminder to count your blessings.
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47 comments:

  1. Kids are way too honest.
    Hope your new washer lasts. We have a microwave that's coming up on forty years. (My parents still can't believe their first microwave still works.)
    And men just don't like the restriction of clothes. I usually wear a shirt, but there are other things I skip...

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    1. My husband couldn't see the top of his head and he kept asking me if it was getting thin, I kept lying (kinda of like how he lies and says I'm not getting fat), but Brady let the cat out of the bag.
      Well, I suppose if running around half-naked is a normal thing, I'll stop nagging. They don't listen to me anyhow.

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  2. haha kids have no filter at all, will let you know. I skip clothes too, the cats get an eye full lol

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    1. Brady thought it was the coolest thing. Wanted to know where he could get a cut like it. I'm sure he's changed his mind by now.

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    1. Nope. I won't help him troll for ladies. :D

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  4. I went back to a top-loader, too.

    We go through about 4 gallons of milk a week. I won't know what to do with myself once the kids are gone. LOL

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    1. Same here! I was used to buying two gallon at a time. Not anymore.

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  5. It's great to have one of your boys home, life sure do get lonely once they have all flown the nest. Enjoyed your post emmensely.
    Yvonne.

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    1. That's why I keep getting more dogs. LOL.

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  6. Carter is a handsome young man. It's kind of him to offer to use up your milk and cereal. My son eats constantly. I had to get a new washer last year. I got one of the more basic top-loading Maytags. I was startled to learn that most washing machines no longer have agitators. I adore my washing machine. It's so efficient.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks Janie. I think he's a handsome guy too.

      This washer's agitator pops right out. I'm not sure if it's supposed to do that, but it does.

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  7. I have a front load washer myself and I know what you mean about the smell. It wasn't for years before I read somewhere that you are supposed to leave the door open when not using the machine so the moldy gunk won't get so bad. But if I ever have to replace it, I might go back to the top load type too.

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    1. I always left mine open. I think I did a blog post about it once. To keep it smelling good, I'd send the vinegar and rust-away through monthly, left the door open, and periodically cleaned the ring. That worked pretty well. Now, the long-term funky smell they'd pick up after being in the closets a while? I was told by a washer repairman that I was using too much soap and it wasn't rinsing out of the clothes and the fats in that were turning rancid over time.

      Way more work than my top loader! But well worth it if there was any sort of water shortage in my area.

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  8. The basics might be wise. We got a fancy washer and the detergent tray is filled with water after every wash. We've only had it a year. I never had that problem with low-end washers!

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    1. I had that problem too!! I'd take the tray out and clean it, thinking it was gunk build up. I had my husband reset the legs because I thought maybe the washer was leaning forward. Never did figure out why it wouldn't drain properly.

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  9. I had a front loader in England and the damned thing used to burst it's door open and flood the room it stood in, luckily not a big or problem area. Still a mess to clean up.

    Mostly we are always fully clothed in this household. Unless we have just come out of the shower or something.

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    1. That would be awful. I'd only have to clean up all that mess two or three times before I'd be ready to toss that washer to the curb!

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  10. I'm rolling about the bad spot now!

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  11. Clothes are the worst. This is why I'm not a parent. Shirtless and underwear is fine... unless there are kids around. Then it's just weird.

    The little tiny haircut - ouch. And LOL. I wonder if there's some acronym that combines those two?

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    1. I'm a more clothes the merrier sort of gal. LOL.

      May as well have kids...you guys just train them to run around naked too. :)

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  12. Kids are so funny. Love the little lawn mower on the bald spot. Made me laugh.

    I like those old top-loaders much better, too. Mine lasted 20+ years before it finally bit the dust.

    Enjoy your weekend with your son!

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    1. I really do think the more basic they are, the better they work and the longer they last.

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  13. I like the tiny little haircut. With my heritage, I only have to worry about being grey, not bald! Hmm, I think a "baldness gnome" that runs around taking a tiny mower to men's scalps would make a cute children's story, what do you think?

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    1. I think that would be an awesome story!

      I have a lot of hair too. I sometimes look forward to it thinning a bit it's so heavy.

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  14. Ha! Loved your photoshopped pics. I had a good laugh this morning, thanks to you.

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    1. Then my work here is done!

      I am quite enjoying photo shopping things. It can be quite addictive.

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  15. Haha! Man...yes only one...in my family also thinks he can wear only shorts all the time! And I just told him he needs to get that tattoo on his thinning spot!

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    1. Was he game for getting the tattoo? I'm guessing no. LOL

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  16. Yeah, going through washing machines is no fun. But at least you've got great humor with the cranial tattoos going;)

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    1. May as well laugh. Grumping about it doesn't make it any better.

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  17. Sometimes going back to the basics is best. They made things good before they tried making everythings so hi-tech.

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  18. Loving the hair cutting methodology :) I can totally relate to the men of the house dressing like they're on a beach somewhere exotic. I'll have to try the 'photoshopping' clothes - now that could be a lot of fun! Hope you are having a good month so far. Enjoy your new washing machine. All the best.

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    1. If I keep working on my photo shop skills, I may have to apply to the National Enquirer as a side job.

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  19. Poor Chad. My hubby found out when we went river rafting and the top of his head burned. :D

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    1. LOL. My husband kept asking me if it was getting thin on the top. I didn't have the heart to tell him yes. I think telling a man he's losing hair is as crushing as telling a woman she's losing weight.

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  20. Yay for Jessica!

    You had milk go bad? I'm looking forward to that day. I bought 4 gallons for a week and it didn't last. 4! Oy. This family is going to eat me out of house and home!

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    1. I bought 4 gallons a week for years. I suppose I'm still buying a lot of milk...I buy their groceries and keep all their refrigerator's stocked.

      My husband always asks me where all the money goes- just take a look at the weekly grocery bill!

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  21. Poor guy.
    Imagine standing in a line for a ski lift surrounded by about 50 or so skiers and snowboarders of all ages and then having a six year old voice state boldly "Daddy, you'll be 50 before I get my driver's licence. You're old!" Yes, that was my kid and she gets her permit soon, which means the big 50 is right around the corner for my husband. (and then for me, eventually)
    Congrats to Jessica!

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    1. Kids. Got to love them; it's not legal to gag them. 50 doesn't seem so old now that I'm nearing that mark myself.

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  22. That little tiny lawnmower has been well used.
    I don't like milk much either. Carter is welcome to have cereal at my place anytime.

    Congratulations, Jessica!
    Stay cheery, Elizabeth.

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    1. LOL. I'll tell him Robyn. He always brags about being cougar bait.

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  23. My washing machine broke recently - I'm excited by the new one... So are the family, who have clean clothes again!

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    1. It may be psychological, but our clothes do seem so much cleaner, and smell fresher out of the new washer.

      Good luck getting a good one!

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  24. We have one of the front-loaders and I'm noticing some mildew growing that didn't appear in our previous top-loader washer. Hmmm.

    That's nice of your son with helping out with the milk! And my husband always gets paranoid about balding, because every time his mother comes around, she always tells him he's going bald (even though he's not).

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