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Aerows

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Name: Aerows
Gender: Female
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Home country: USA
Current location: Gulf Coast MS
Member since: Sat Feb 19, 2011, 11:17 PM
Number of posts: 27,497

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Sigh.

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It all went to hell

My father, to put it politely, is a complete authoritarian asshole. I don't like to help him with things because he is a micro-manager and believes in the "kick-down" theory of management.

The dryer at my parent's house has a dryer line that periodically needs to be drained due to ill construction. Mom just takes the wet/dry vac and sucks it out. I help her do it. Well I made the mistake of telling my father that I was helping her do this.

His eyes lit up with excitement that there was something he could direct me to do! (He's recently retired) It was a project he could manage, wave his cane and direct his servants (me) in doing since they could benefit from his wisdom!

My blood pressure went to 212/134 and I walked away. I'm shaking I'm so pissed.

212/134

I'm guessing that probably isn't a good blood pressure reading.

My father, to put it politely, is a complete authoritarian asshole. I don't like to help him with things because he is a micro-manager and believes in the "kick-down" theory of management.

The dryer at my parent's house has a dryer line that periodically needs to be drained due to ill construction. Mom just takes the wet/dry vac and sucks it out. I came by to help her do it. Well I made the mistake of telling my father that I was helping her do this.

His eyes lit up with excitement that there was something he could direct me to do! (He is recently retired, and he is craving something to do - which means he is craving to find everyone ELSE something to do while he "manages") It was a project he could manage and direct his servants in doing since they could benefit from his wisdom!

I had to walk the hell away. When he sticks his nose in something, you have to cater to his ego, and I am not fucking interested in doing so.

My blood pressure went to 212/134 and I walked away. I'm shaking I'm so pissed.

Lemon or Lime

I love both to add a bit of tart and sour to a dish, particularly chicken or salsa.

So, which do you prefer, and why if there is a specific reason?

Is anyone here

in a situation where you are TERRIFIED if your family dies? I'm a late in life baby - very late, and my parents are in their 80's.

I don't know what I will do without them, how to handle their affairs, my sister doesn't come around unless there is profit/vanity involved +1500 miles away (her husband is worse).

I love both of them so much, and while they are in good health, it gets risky at that age. I live very close by and do everything under the sun that I can to keep them from getting hurt.

I live in fear that something would happen to one of them on my watch.

I feel resentment toward my sister

I don't hate her, she is just "sunshine, flowers and everything beautiful". She also lives 1500 miles away and judges me on how I am dealing with our parents. Nothing bad, really, but if I am not there immediately, I'm a pile of shit.

Toilet seat broken? Call Aerows to fix it on her day off.

Need help with something minor, which turns into you replacing the coil behind the clothes dryer? Aerows was called and responded. At 6PM fresh out of work. Done at 8PM.

Mother dumps pasta down the drain, proceeds to do the dishes in hot water

I know, responded, pulled out the pipes under the sink while getting screamed at not to make too big of a mess (?)

Dislodge a shit-ton of swollen pasta from said pipes, replace all.

Hear mom call my sister. "Somehow she fixed it, didn't take much. How are the kids?"

I said No today

It is hard for me, but I said NO. NO I will not come over after work to clean out the garage.

I have ducked my father for 3 days because he keeps hinting. I dodged him enough that I think "Operation make Aerows work like a dog cleaning out the garage while I wave my cane and supervise" came to a hault.

The magic word was "No". Not tonight, not tomorrow night.

Dumb ways to Die

I hope this isn't in poor taste, but it is quite hilarious.

Anyone know where to get seat covers for a truck?

I'd prefer leather, but good canvas is okay too. It's for an old (94) Silverado pick up.

Wanted: Good salsa verde recipe

I like salsa verde. Anyone have a good recipe?

Cara & Kahlan is not dead!

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