I’m Changing My Name

I always thought it would be really cool to get a Native American name.  You know, like Dances With Wolves….only that’s taken.  Plus, I really can’t dance.  And I’m afraid of wolves.   Maybe something like Whispers Like Wind.   But I probably yell too much.  Ooooo!  Screams Like Banshee?  Maybe.  But, after the other day…..I’m afraid the only name the Native Americans would give me is something laughable.

You see….Shane and I were attempting to unclog the floor drain under the utility tubs in the basement.   Yes, another plumbing story…so what!?!  Anyways…stop interrupting!  Okay.  So.   Shane had to run out somewhere and I thought….I can do this myself….duh.   So I poured some acid stuff down there and quickly covered all the drain holes with towels so the stink didn’t come up.   Man is that crap stinky.    And, it didn’t work.  SO…looking at all the laundry piled up I knew we had to come up with a way to get it done.  And I wasn’t gonna take it anywhere and spend a thousand quarters.

So we put a five gallon bucket in the washtub and the washer hose into the bucket.   We had to stand by the washer and smack the dial to turn it off every time the bucket filled to stop the water flow.  Then walk over to the basement toilet and pour out the water.   Then pull the dial and fill another bucket.    Of course, we did eventually figure out that the bucket needed to be on the floor rather than IN the tub….(very heavy when full)

We washed only on the ‘small’ setting.  Do you have any frickin idea how many gallons of water it takes to wash a load on small?  40, yes FORTY, GALLONS.   Is that sick or what?  What a waste!  So you do the math….that’s filling and carrying and emptying 8 five gallon buckets per load!  I did 5 loads.

So anyways…I think my new Native American name would probably  be something like “Large Arms From Pail” or “She Who Washes Like Moron”.

Btw, I had to call my dad AGAIN for plumbing advice.  Thank God for dads.  Turns out we’re gonna have to hack off the original old steel pipe and shop vac the drain out.  Then fix the pipe.  I bet my dad would be named something like “Shares Knowledge” or….“Stops Answer Daughters Calls”.
:)   What would YOUR Native American name be?????

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28 Responses to I’m Changing My Name

  1. That is a ton of water! Yikes! I think that I would have definitely opted for spending the quarters than dealing with the mess. More likely I would have run out to go buy new clothes for everyone – any excuse to spend money, lol! So, maybe my Native American name would be She Who Spends a Lot, or Breaks Husbands Bank, or maybe even Lazy With Children! I hope that your drain problems get fixed soon :)
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  2. I am pretty sure that I would be “Spanks like Monkey” HAHAHAHA!
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  3. oh my goodness…there is a reason your one of my first reads in the morning…hilarious.

    Mine would be girlwholoveschocolatebumgetsfat…lol
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  4. Yes use the quote. I would have emailed you but my stupid haloscan doesn’t allow it.

  5. This is too funny! My Native American name would have to be “One who longs for Paris.” LOL.
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  6. I know exactly what the stench of that water is like!!! Horrid!
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  7. Jeannette Chipka

    Since I was a Native American princess in my last life I dont know what my name was, but now it would be Regular Grandmother or more appropriately, The Forgetful One, Oh Great Ditz, I could think of many more!

  8. Oh, I am sure that after yesterday David would call me The Crazy One, The Wife Whose Head Spins or The One Who Panics A Lot.

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  10. mine probably would have been..Stinky Because too Lazy to deal with it…lol. oh my!
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  11. Our water is frozen again and my laundry is going to form a labor union if I don’t do get to it soon. My name today would be “Hibernates Like Bear with Internet Access”

    Namaste
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  12. I just thought of my own name…She Who Colors With Crayolas – fits my “mood” for yesterday;)

  13. You are so funny. I like Large Arms from Pail. My name for today would be “tired yawn”.
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  14. Sounds like a nightmare. That is entirely too much trouble to get clean laundry in this day and age. A little spritz of Febreeze will work wonders, although then my Native American name might be Wears Dirty Shirts or Isn’t Fooling Anyone. ;)
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  15. One Who Threatens Children.

    :) That sounds like an ordeal and a half!
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  16. So, that totally cracked me up! It sounds like too much work for me, that is for sure.
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  17. I hope you get it fixed soon. I know how terribly inconvenient that can be. Still fighting sewer battles.

    I think my name would be. The silent one :)
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  18. My Indian name would be Falls Up Stairs or maybe Yells At Babies. Sigh.

    I’m lazy enough that I would probably have taken all of my clothes to a laundromat. Hope you get it fixed soon!
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  19. You are hilarious!!

    And nope, I’m not still on my walk…hehe. :-) I know it SEEMS like it as I’m missing in action right now! I am actually still in holiday mode visiting the fam…will be back home shortly and then I will TRY to stay up on my blog and reading blogs!

    My name? Probably She Who’s Brain Jumps in Twenty Different Directions or Woman of Chaos or One Who Can’t Keep Up With Her Blog!!
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  20. First off, that was too funny. I’m sure it wasn’t funny to the woman hauling buckets of water across the basement, but I thought it was hilarious. Good thing for Dads, for sure!

    When I lived in North Dakota I knew a girl named Krista Two Hearts. I always that she had a beautiful name.
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  21. Hilarious!!! I am so sorry that you had to go through all that. I guess your other name could be “learns from mistakes.” Golly!

    mine would be “hides from dust bunnies” or “talks too much!”
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  22. LOL!

    Gee whiz that’s a lot of water though!

    Let’s see my indian name would probably be ….

    I dunno what do you think?
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  23. What a way to realize the amount of water a load of laundry uses up. Are you listening, brilliant next generation?

    I love your Native American names! Hmm…what would mine be…?

    Calls Recyclables Pile Sculpture When It Gets Too Big, or Body In Office Head In Clouds
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  24. Hilarious! And yes, I can attest to the amount of water laundry uses. I do laundry every day and have the water bill to show for it.

    My Native American name? Hmnm, all have to think on that one. My pregnancy brain is clouding my wit at the moment.
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  26. Holy cow! 40 gallons of water! That’s crazy. My Native American name? Hmmmm… why Lady Behind Big Shades, of course!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
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  27. The Native American names part remind me about the joke whereby the punchline is “Why do you ask me, little Two Dogs [email protected]%ing.” You know that joke? :)
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  28. Oh, mine??

    She Of Ass Kicking.
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