Saturday, August 18, 2007

Uhhhhh...

so it's not really been my week.

Tonight the dryer was still running after I put a large load of whites in it this afternoon. We got our used Maytag W&D from a girl who had them in storage, complete with a packed lint trap and a load of her clean, dry clothes. When we moved, we found out our washer had a small oil leak that apparently wasn't big enough to worry about, according to our appliance-handy friend, but was still big enough to leave a ghastly mess behind. Our handy friend did say the set was probably on its last leg(s). And I'm growing more skeptical of the washer every week. Two days ago it was lub-dubbing along, and then some pesky GRUNGHs and skaweeeeeeeeeeeeeks began issuing forth. It's been awhile since it's done my favorite noise, though, the--KACHONK-KACHONK-KACHONK-KACHONK--that signals an unbalanced load. That's a fun noise. That means I get to drop whatever I'm doing, run to the laundry room, push the washer back into place and sit on top of it until the cycle is over. It's of no use to try to redistribute the load; the machine is too picky. So tonight I was extremely bugged by my dryer as well, until I remembered that I had never reset it to "High Heat," and it was still churning away on "Air Fluff." Grrrrr. However, lest anyone be smirking, last week, with all the right settings, that old almond Maytag DID take over an hour to partially dry a load consisting of two bath towels, a hand towel, a couple of kitchen towels and a handful of washcloths.

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This week I called Jason while he was working.

"Hey--you know how we're always so busy?"

"Yeah?"

"Well, I went ahead and took care of one thing for us."

"What's that?"

"Uh, well, I deleted our e-mail program off the computer."

Yes, our computer lied its hiney off to me. I was trying to clean up some programs that we never use, since we are running out of room on our hard drive, thanks to all the pictures I've been taking. I thought I was deleting some other stuff, and somehow, Outlook Express got thrown into the mix. And seeing as how our good ol' computer friend Leo is in China for this right now (Congrats, Jon & Kimberley!) , we're up the creek without a paddle.

In feel-good news, I made a chocolate peanut butter pie today for Jason and he loved it.

6 comments:

heather said...

Soooooo.....that's where you've been....sitting on the unbalanced washer. :) I've missed you. You really must stop doing so much laundry. It's not good for you to work so hard. However making pies is absolutely fine. And I'll take a custard pie please.

Kris said...

Hmmm...thanks for tip about sitting on the washing machine...

Carrie said...

Mmmm. Gimmee some pie. This story reminds me of a bright child I know whose dryer was really working lousily, and after an approximate year of use, one's dad examined it and all discovered that Bright Child didn't even realize there was such a thing as a lint trap and had never emptied it once. The End. (Aren't you glad to run in such intelligent circles...?)

Lynette said...

Maybe you should abandon the dryer and start using the dishwasher again. . . I can't imagine how that's not taking tons of energy. But then again, you are on the Southern Pine board and they did give you a free trip . . . :)

joy said...

Ah yes, unbalanced washers. At our last house sometimes I'd have to go running and brace my back against the washer so it wouldn't escape too far. Wrestling it back into place was quite the workout. We got a new one when we moved, but in the last 2 weeks it decided that it doesn't like big loads. Just stops and beeps at me. Very annoying.

Carrie said...

Where's you at, Willis?