Garbage and cars are fully mens jobs. VABride - those ladies sound crappy, I'm not sure if I would cut them out, maybe just cut ties. Do you have many other friends, maybe you could just hang out with them more. I don't have my own UO today, I'm feeling just peachy.
We do have other friends that we hang out with, which is nice. We have some friends who don't drink, so we do more cook-outs, play dates, etc. together with them. These were our "drinking" type friends and sometimes it is just nice to go out with friends for a few drinks or hang out and drink without the kids, ya know?
It sucks because this group is the first people that I really met and hung out with when I moved here. It has been hard for me to branch out and meet new people because it's a pretty small town and they were all born and raised here.