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Since: Mar 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 May 29, 2013
LW 1 - Do what my mom did: move to a retirement apartment and sell the house to your son(s), and when you come to visit, bring YOUR laundry!

(Another great advantage to my brother buying our childhood home, we never have to move our STUFF!) ;-) And yes, 89-year-old Mom really does bring her laundry to the house rather than use the pay machines at her building. She throws a load in the washer, heads over to the pool for some senior water aerobics, and comes back and has lunch while it dries. Bro & SIL travel a lot for their work, so they may or may not be home at the time.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#42 May 29, 2013
Stina wrote:
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Yeah, I thought that was odd. I never heard of an "inside dog" unless, of course, it lived in an apartment or something like that. But a dog that has a yard but just gets let out to pee and brought in? That's strange! Dogs belong outside, at least sometimes, for fresha ir and too explore.
i interpreted her outside suggestion to mean pur the dogs out there for the duration of the visit, nor to temporarily keep them out of the way(she later clarified). My indoor dogs can go out as much as they want for as long as they want. That tends to max out at about 10 minutes before they are scratching to come back in. Usually sooner.

Since: Jan 10

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#43 May 29, 2013
VAdame wrote:
LW 1 - Do what my mom did: move to a retirement apartment and sell the house to your son(s), and when you come to visit, bring YOUR laundry!
(Another great advantage to my brother buying our childhood home, we never have to move our STUFF!) ;-) And yes, 89-year-old Mom really does bring her laundry to the house rather than use the pay machines at her building. She throws a load in the washer, heads over to the pool for some senior water aerobics, and comes back and has lunch while it dries. Bro & SIL travel a lot for their work, so they may or may not be home at the time.
Matilda and jmw probably reacted almost physically to that, but I admit, I like that level of trust. I gave keys to a friend who also had a dog and she lived very close to me, so she could do laundry during the day while we were at work. She was broke, and she'd bring her dog over so they could play in the fenced yard while she did laundry for free.

But then she got kinda... slow about wrapping it up and I"d want to do laundry but she had left stuff in the machines. Annoying.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#44 May 29, 2013
No good deed goes unpunished....
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Matilda and jmw probably reacted almost physically to that, but I admit, I like that level of trust. I gave keys to a friend who also had a dog and she lived very close to me, so she could do laundry during the day while we were at work. She was broke, and she'd bring her dog over so they could play in the fenced yard while she did laundry for free.
But then she got kinda... slow about wrapping it up and I"d want to do laundry but she had left stuff in the machines. Annoying.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#45 May 29, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I don't think we should roll out the red carpet for them. She wants to bring a guest, she can make sure his bed is set up.
*sigh*. It wouldn't be that bad if I didn't always have to be the bad guy. I'm beyond tired of constant houseguests and now with the fiancé, it's doubled the pain in my ass. I can't wait to get out of here for the summer.
Sorry, I still don't get it. You say you always have to be the bad guy, but I don't see why that comes into play here. J shouldn't set the bed up for him cause to you, that's rolling out the red carpet, but you already said "Okay, well, that's something THEY need to take in to consideration. Let me get pissed. They'll remember next time. "

So how exactly is this operation supposed to go on without getting you pissed? Maybe the solution you are dancing around but not explicitly saying is that the only way to keep you from getting pissed is for them to not come at all, but assuming they are coming, its like you have chosen to be pissed either at husband for helping them (and you) by blowing he mattress up before they get there or be pissed at them for waking you.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#46 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why cant they handle a few hours outside in the shade? They're already butt-ugly.
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I'll ignore your ugly comment and address the outside comment.

http://pugspot.com/articles/pugs-and-hot-weat...

Hot weather can adversely affect all short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, including Pugs. You should to take special care with your Pug whenever you have him outdoors to ensure he does not develop heatstroke. Pugs arenít really intended to be outdoor dogs. Because of their short noses and smaller air passages, they canít cool air sufficiently when theyíre confronted with hot weather. Youíll have to watch the weather and the thermometer closely whenever you take your Pug outdoors.

Pugs may be prone to heat stroke if they encounter temperatures over 85 degrees, so itís best not to risk having them outdoors in this warmer weather. Even if your Pug seems to like the warmth, he could have ill effects later. If you see your Pug start to pant a lot, itís past time to go inside.
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#47 May 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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You've given more thought to possible solutions than the LW has.
She strikes me as someone who just likes to whine.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#48 May 29, 2013
liner wrote:
L1: Your idiot husband thinks his kids are guests in your home? Pretty much none of the guests I've ever had in my home brought their laundry.
Guests with benefits.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#49 May 29, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, I still don't get it. You say you always have to be the bad guy, but I don't see why that comes into play here. J shouldn't set the bed up for him cause to you, that's rolling out the red carpet, but you already said "Okay, well, that's something THEY need to take in to consideration. Let me get pissed. They'll remember next time. "

So how exactly is this operation supposed to go on without getting you pissed? Maybe the solution you are dancing around but not explicitly saying is that the only way to keep you from getting pissed is for them to not come at all, but assuming they are coming, its like you have chosen to be pissed either at husband for helping them (and you) by blowing he mattress up before they get there or be pissed at them for waking you.
They need to get the bed set up when they get here, before I go to bed. It's not the best example, but its just been tiring. I feel like we do more than enough for them and they're more than old enough to pick up the slack. I'm just tired of houseguests, tired of the wedge it creates J and I, tired of the bullsh1t. I don't expect anyone to understand.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#50 May 29, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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They need to get the bed set up when they get here,
OK. I guess that was not clear before. It sounded to me like they were not arriving till after you were asleep, so there was no opportunity to set it up before you were in bed. What he's doing still would not bother me but at least your gripe is more clear. I would not care if my spouse were doing the extra work as long as *I* wasn't.

Since: Jan 10

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#51 May 29, 2013
I would get a bed set up for a guest. But in Matilda's shoes, I don't see SIL as a guest, so to get things set up for her would require my having extra time and feeling like doing her a favor, especially since she visits so often.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#52 May 29, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>They need to get the bed set up when they get here, before I go to bed. It's not the best example, but its just been tiring. I feel like we do more than enough for them and they're more than old enough to pick up the slack. I'm just tired of houseguests, tired of the wedge it creates J and I, tired of the bullsh1t. I don't expect anyone to understand.
I do.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#53 May 29, 2013
How can you ignore the ugly comment? I purposely said it to rile you!
As to the rest of your post about how your dogs cant take the heat, I think it pertains to direct sunlight. No naturally evolved dog (my husky included) should be overwhelmed by 85 degrees. Uncomfortable as all hello, yes, but not life threatening (again with shade) I dont know the history of pugs, maybe they are an engineered breed that simply cannot handle extreem temps because they are genitically conditioned to stable environments. but as frumpy as they look, maybe its for the best.:)
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I'll ignore your ugly comment and address the outside comment.
http://pugspot.com/articles/pugs-and-hot-weat...
Hot weather can adversely affect all short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, including Pugs. You should to take special care with your Pug whenever you have him outdoors to ensure he does not develop heatstroke. Pugs arenít really intended to be outdoor dogs. Because of their short noses and smaller air passages, they canít cool air sufficiently when theyíre confronted with hot weather. Youíll have to watch the weather and the thermometer closely whenever you take your Pug outdoors.
Pugs may be prone to heat stroke if they encounter temperatures over 85 degrees, so itís best not to risk having them outdoors in this warmer weather. Even if your Pug seems to like the warmth, he could have ill effects later. If you see your Pug start to pant a lot, itís past time to go inside.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#54 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
How can you ignore the ugly comment? I purposely said it to rile you!
Hence the reason I ignored it.
RACE wrote:
Uncomfortable as all hello, yes, but not life threatening (again with shade)
Well hell, if its just really uncomfortable, then I should force them outside for as long as possible. We can't have no comfortable pugs running round this place.
pde

Davis Junction, IL

#55 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
I dont know the history of pugs, maybe they are an engineered breed that simply cannot handle extreem temps because they are genitically conditioned to stable environments. but as frumpy as they look, maybe its for the best.:)
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Pugs as a breed have a lot of weird issues, and yes, it's partly because they have been specifically bred for a look over normal functionality. If you wanted to call anything house dogs, pugs are pretty high on that list.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#56 May 30, 2013
At your moms house? For a couple of hours? I bet your kids endure worse.
Mister Tonka wrote:
Well hell, if its just really uncomfortable, then I should force them outside for as long as possible. We can't have no comfortable pugs running round this place.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#57 May 30, 2013
liner wrote:
L1: Your idiot husband thinks his kids are guests in your home? Pretty much none of the guests I've ever had in my home brought their laundry.
There you go. That's it. Exactly.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#58 May 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I do.
Thanks, Jam. I was in a surly mood yesterday, wow.

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