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Technically challenged

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010, at 9:28 PM

I have allowed you into my life enough that by now you probably know me like a book. Well, maybe a small book.

Therefore, you have already learned about my inadequaacies when it comes to electronics or anything technical. I don't really care anything about learning them either. I can think of more interesting and fun ways to spend my time, like listening to Mike Hester talk about his "Donkies and Diamonds."

Mom told me once years ago that I needed to learn a certain something. Can't remember what, but it was something I didn't want to learn. My response to her was "If I learn how to do it, I will have to keep doing it." So I never learned, on purpose!

We have had a spurt around our home when everything decided to go bad at once. Computers, cars, televisions, hair dryers, curling irons, kitchen range, washer and dryer. You name it, it went down on us. Right after Christmas!

You do notice there is an "s" on the end of some words.

As you know, we must have a washer and dryer, so I spent lots of time searching for just the right set. It had to be the right size to fit my space and larger capacity than my old one, and certain bells and whistles. You know the deal. I read (I thought) all the reviews and it all sounded great.

So, I finally made a choice.

Well, first of all it took me a month to get them, but when they finally arrived, I was so excited. I loved the new style. But when I started to use it I felt like a small child who had been given a book to read that was beyond my years!

I spoke of bells and whistles-- let me tell you, they have them. Lights, oh my goodness! Flashing lights, red lights, yellow lights. When I turn the laundry room lights off at night, they light up the whole room. Makes me think of driving dowtown in a big city with all the lighted marquees and the lights lining the runways at the airports.

When I open the doors on the washer and dryer, they play music! I sometimes forget they are laundry products. I'm standing there in a daze thinking I'm in a casino and I've just hit the jackpot on the blazing sevens waiting to hear the jingle-jingle-cha-ching of coins rolling out at me! You know, there's a lot more story here than I have room for.

I will have to save my new cooking range stories for another column. Let's just say that I am having to learn to cook all over again.

See ya next time in the "Korner."

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Music in a laundry room! What a novel idea. I shall have to check to see if I can find a demonstration somewhere. Do you feel ever so much better doing the laundry now? Were I to purchase a more complicated range (than the one I now have), I would require the store to send a cook with the range. Good blog!

-- Posted by geezerette on Sat, Jul 31, 2010, at 9:32 PM

Thanks Geezerette. I haven't thought of asking for a cook. Isn't it something, the more advanced we get, the harder things are? When you figure your range out, let me know. As far as the music, it isn't continuous and lasts just a few seconds, but it is cheery. I have found myself opening and closing the doors just to hear the sounds. LOL.

I appreciate you reading Kathleen's Korner. Please keep it up.


-- Posted by kd5475 on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 9:24 AM

I'm sure glad you got a new cooking stove. Remember when I tried to bake a casserole dish while you were at work and noone had told me the broil and bake knobs were reversed? Burnt that baby in record time!!!!

Keep that instruction book handy, I might want to cook in your kitchen again sometime.


-- Posted by RED HAT MARY on Tue, Aug 3, 2010, at 3:18 PM

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Kathleen is a resident of Dexter. She was born in Indiana, but her parents moved their family back to the Dexter area when she was three. Other than three years she and her husband, Collin, lived in St. Charles, Mo. and ten years in Birmingham, Alabama, she has spent her life in Dexter. As you can tell, Kathleen is a people person and believes in giving credit to whom credit is due. Thus, the reason for her hero/heroine column every other week in Kathleen's Korner. As you can tell, she also like to have fun, most of the time at her own expense. Kathleen (Grubbs) is a 1964 graduate of Dexter High School and invites her friends to her "Korner."
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