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For the most part, these aren’t biggies. For that, I am thankful. I married the right man. I have a healthy child. We bought our house at the right time. These are more like ‘pet peeves’, things that I mostly ignore, but sometimes flare up and bug me, and I wish I had done things differently. I thought I would come up with 13 things, for a Thursday 13, but I guess most of my beefs are a bit bigger than this list lately. Anyway, here’s a few pet peeves, things I think, Gosh, wish I had done this differently…
1. I wish we had bought a different dresser for Maya a few years ago. We bought a crappy dresser from IKEA (we’ve bought other things from them that are fine, but this sucker is a LEMON!!) . I just finished pounding the stupid bottom drawer back together, after it came apart YET AGAIN, and it frustrates me. Every couple of weeks for the last few years, the bottom drawer comes apart, and nothing I can do seems to fix it, due to soft wood and stupid joints, whatever they’re called.
2. I wish we had bought a gas stove. Our old stove died, and we needed a new one. Ours was electric, and we wanted gas, but running the gas line was going to cost almost as much as a new stove, and we were ‘going to move’, so we didn’t want to put the money into it. Since we didn’t move, it sucks that we didn’t get the stove that we wanted.
3. I don’t know what I would change, because there’s only one dishwasher made that fits in our particular condo kitchen arrangement, but the thing is starting to bug me. It’s only a year old, and the little compartment that holds the soap doesn’t want to open during the wash cycle. Stupid thing. I guess what I want is for us to have other options, and for us to have taken one.
I guess if that’s the limit of my minor problems, I shouldn’t complain. Maybe I’m just not thinking clearly, and there are more. Of course, there are a lot of larger issues I wish I could fix, but I can’t. So from a Thursday 13, I guess this has turned into a pathetic Thursday 3. I wish I could have come up with more.