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    whew madhen what a terrible surprise, sorry about that.

    flung a kitchen size bag o clothes and a few odds and ends onto the charity truck today

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    Default Why shopping at Wal-Mart doesn't save you money

    Flung two more things this morning: a blue plastic mixing bowl that was so old, bits of the rim were literally snapping off in my hands...

    AND a glass coffee mug that I bought from Wal-mart less than a year ago. I bought three, in a moment of weakness, because they were thick glass and I liked the blue colour, and this is the SECOND one in less than a year that has broken. The first developed a chip on the rim. I wrote it off as me possibly banging it against something while washing it, although none of my other mugs are chipped and I don't exactly throw things around the sink. But this morning, I set the second mug on top of the coffee maker (flat surface), poured in the hot coffee, had about a micro-second to think "is that a crack on the rim" as the crack magically appeared, and then the whole mug literally fell apart like a lotus blossom opening, pouring its contents all over the coffee maker and the counter. I spent the next 5-10 minutes cleaning broken glass and coffee out of the coffee maker and the utensil drawer (which had been open at the time) and off the counter.

    I have NEVER had a coffee mug do that, and never had glass do that, especially when going from room temp of about 75F to having coffee poured in it. I'm just glad it happened before I lifted the mug up, so the hot coffee ended up on the counter and not all over me!

    Make that three flings. I'm tossing the last mug before I end up swallowing glass chips. And lesson learned re: Wal-Mart "quality."

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    Close call madhen. I'm glad you weren't burned with the coffee. But how aggrevating to have all the clean up, when all you wanted was a cup of coffee. Hope it wasn't the first cup of the day. I know what I'm like before that first cup. Sorry about your fridge too.
    When it rains it pours. And they say everything happens in threes-so watch out!
    Anyway, I flung 6 things to Goodwill this morning. All kitchen gadgets that someone should have slapped me for buying in the first place. My how my attitude about "stuff" has changed.

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    Yes, it was my first cup of the day, so I was grumpy already. I'm glad I hadn't added the sugar and cream yet - THAT would have been fun to try to clean out of the coffee maker!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Okay, I gave a ton of stuff to my sister last week for garage sales, but I think I counted some of it already, so I am going to credit myself only 25 flings.

    Also had to clean out the fridge/freezer today when it DIED on me, so about another 40 items flung from there. (It actually died a couple of days ago, but I don't use it daily, so I didn't notice until I opened the freezer door today and the smell hit me. ). Consolidated the bunnies' cages into one big cage, so three items flung there (two liners and an accessory).
    That's horrible!!! Especially when you cleaned everything out last month as your challenge. I am so sorry.




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    Sorry about your fridge, mh

    As for flinging...I got rid of a couple of tops that don't fit the kids any more. So I put them in the Goodwill bag. Hoping to clean out more today.

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    Oh madhen! What a bummer! Hope you find a wonderful fridge for a really good deal...or that you can get yours fixed easily and afforably. Take care...

    I haven't been flinging much these days. I'm still working at filling large garbage bags with the excess from my sewing room. So far I have two half full...okay, one is 3/4 full. I am almost finished sorting through all my fabric and projects. Talk about a job! it's taken 1 1/2 months so far. Mostly because I am easily distracted.

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    I gave away a book and tossed the 2nd toothpaste (nearly gone) that I took while traveling. I'm DEDUCTING 5 things from my total as I got more books and stuff while I was gone, sigh. When I do an actual count, I'll adjust my total down, if necessary...sigh.

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    So sorry about the coffee mug madhen! You were really lucky...I think you would have been more grumpy if it would have split on you! I am glad you threw out the other one too....hopefully that bad murphy has left your house.




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    Madhen, sorry about your bad experience!

    I took 20 things to the dump today and sold 4, so I added 24 to my total. (Still not adjusted.)

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    Sorry about your fridge. I can't imagine opening that door was an enjoyable experience I hope you get it straightened out soon.

    I've been putting off this challenge because it seemed to daunting. Now I know I'm starting this challenge rather late but I really think I need to do this. Thanks for this challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post
    Sorry about your fridge. I can't imagine opening that door was an enjoyable experience I hope you get it straightened out soon.

    I've been putting off this challenge because it seemed to daunting. Now I know I'm starting this challenge rather late but I really think I need to do this. Thanks for this challenge.
    I really need to do this too; but like peanut said I get very easily distracted. I actually have been getting rid of things but have not kept up with the counting of them.

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    Come on Polly and Craftypam! You can do it!!!!




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    I finally have a huge garbage bag of stuff out of my sewing room. I'm counting it as 100 items...which it is easily. I also tossed some plastics today. Tops missing containers, containers missing tops, broken tops/containers. Another 10 items.

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    Way to go peanut!!!




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