Air Conditioners finally out of windows

@BelleStarr (31954)
Portland, Connecticut
November 27, 2015 10:54am CST
Last evening, two of our grandsons stopped by. I had mention at lunch that we needed help to get the air conditioners out of the windows and up into the attic. Alex and Brandon, my daughter's two oldest sons came by when they were done riding their dirt bikes. These are also the ones who came over with their other brother Chris to help us with the leaves. They are really good boys and as pay for helping us they have asked me to make them an apple pie. I need to get some apples but who can turn down a grandson request for a pie? They will be back today to help us get the Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.
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• United States
27 Nov 15
An apple pie is a small price to pay for all that hard work lucky you have strong and willing grandsons to help with the work
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 15
I know they are a blessing, we have 5 boys from 13-27 and they are all willing to work for food!! Somehow it never works as well with the granddaughters!! jack is only 4 so he can't help yet.
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@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I guess food is the last thing most young ladies would want.
@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov 15
If it's a pie for air conditioners, I wonder what they will ask for, for helping with the tree and decorations. Perhaps hot chocolate and fudge? Have fun putting up the tree and decorations.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
lol The pie was for everything but I took them out for prime rib sandwiches tonight, they were all hungery. They are all thin but perpetually hungry.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr Of course they were hungry - they're teenagers
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@Susan2015 (18644)
• United States
27 Nov 15
I'm sure it makes you feel good knowing that they want you to make them a pie!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
It does, there are certain things I make like stuffed artichokes that are favorites with my own kids and the grands seem to have gotten the pie gene lol
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@TheHorse (52753)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov 15
I used to be the one to help my Uncle in New York when it was time to remove the air conditioners from their windows. Must have been Thanksgiving.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
That makes sense, we like to take advantage of the strong young men on an occasion when they are here rather than having them come at a separate time.
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@TheHorse (52753)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr Kind of funny to know that's a "pattern. It's Thanksgiving. Rally the strong guys upstairs (maybe at half time during a football game on TV).
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
@TheHorse lol yes I think it is common in families across the country to use the strong young men when they are visiting.
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@Juliaacv (23105)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
That is so sweet that you have such a good recipe for apple pie that the guys would prefer that over anything else! Our son had a soft spot for my Dad when he was alive, and would barter things like that from him if Papa picked him up from an exam when our son didn't have my car or something l like that. You must be great grandparents to have such a wonderful relationship with the boys.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
I never had grandparents so I wanted to have that relationship with my grandchildren and it has been a wonderful 27 years of grandparennt hood. These same boys baked Christmas cookies with me when they were small together with their girl cousins. We hadd about 6 or 7 of them who all grew up together rather close in age.
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr That must have been a ton of fun with the little ones then. No grandchildren around here yet.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
@marlina We did it every year, their moms came and we made tons of cookies, they cut and decorated them, what a mess and so much fun. I would make hot chocolate and make your pizza and we had a great day. I have loads of pictures to prove it lol
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@DeborahDiane (16183)
• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
It is nice to have young people who can help us out. One of our grandsons helps with our yardwork, and I really appreciate it (and pay him a little).
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
I try to pay them when I can, tonight I took 3 of them out to dinner for prime rib sandwiches which they all love. lol
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@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr Oh no! More food!
@suzzy3 (8400)
27 Nov 15
What lovely boys they are. Apple pie bless their hearts. You lucky woman.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
Thank you yes I am very lucky and I appreciate everything they do for us.
@amnabas (9928)
• Karachi, Pakistan
27 Nov 15
Grandsons are alwsys helping hands for grannies.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
I wish I could say that is true for some other people I know but some grandchildren really are not helpful to their grannies and that is sad
@Rollo1 (16726)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Nov 15
I got my air conditioners out a month or more ago, but I have a strapping teen on hand who lives here. It's really helpful to know young, strong men.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 15
It sure is. I have thought of it before but now we are getting done to the wire and I wanted it done before we go to Florida. They would have done it earlier if I had asked them.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Nov 15
Yes it will do well to have the acs out of the windows Belle. It sure is freezing here.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 15
Yes that was what I was thinking, don't want to waste any heat.
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@TRBRocks420 (62110)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Nov 15
I love apple pie and, still remember when my Grandma would make them for me, my Mom still does thankfully. I am sure they will appreciate it.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 15
Oh yes they will and I love doing it for them.
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@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 15
Nice to have some help and what a fee. You must make a brilliant apple pie for them to ask you to bake one for them!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
lol I don't think my pie s that brilliant it is rather like my mother made hers except I use a more rustic galette format. I use nutmeg and just a tiny bit of cinnamon and sugar for the flavoring of the apples. I think I will make a comb apple pear which they both like.
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@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr My Mum had a great relationship with our boys and would always make them cheese and onion pie. It was a special thing she did for them.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Nov 15
@JudyEv That's what grannies are for doing special things.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
How very sweet of your grandsons to help out like that. They sound like they are find young men.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
They really are and funny and good company. We enjoy spending time with them.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@BelleStarr I think that it is wonderful to have such a loving relationship with them.
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@birjudanak (7166)
• India
28 Nov 15
its looking good that grandson helping you in work time and they enjoy apple pie by making of grandmother.they are coming for Christmas preparation so this time any special or apple pie.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
I will be baking the pies on Sunday when I make my turkey. I need to buy the apples.
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• India
28 Nov 15
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@slund2041 (3495)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Sounds like you have some sweet grandchildren.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
Thank you yes I do and I am very grateful that I have them.
@scheng1 (24948)
• Singapore
28 Nov 15
Is it a common practice to take the air conditioner out? Over here, we use air conditioners all year round, and we never have to remove it. Most of us use the split unit, and not the window unit.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
My house does not have central air conditioning so we use widow models and yes, we need to remove them because it gets very cold here and it would be drafty.
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@jstory07 (58339)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov 15
You are lucky like me and my husband to have such nice grandsons. They sound like they are very nice boys.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
Of course I am a bit prejudice but yes they are nice, funny and hard workers too. Not to mention handsome!! lol
@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
It's always really good to have a little bit of help with things that are a bit heavy or awkward. How nice to have helpful grandsons like this. And all for a pie!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
lol I know they surprised me with the work for pie, I laughed and said I sure will bake them each a pie.
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@JudyEv (100578)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
@BelleStarr Sounds like a good trade to me!