Thursday, May 28, 2009

my world has stopped spinning...



...literally!!!!!!!!! My washing machine is on the fritz! And I'm starting to get frazzled! I was away for a few days, so I knew I'd have tons of laundry to come home to....but when Chip told me my machine was broken I panicked a bit! He went on the internet and found out what the problem was. My drain is clogged. He cleaned it out and put it back together....I thought I'd try a load....but it's still not working! Actually, the door is locked shut with water and clothes in there!! I spent most of yesterday calling people......."Art" is 68 years old and doesn't work on those "new fangled" front loaders......a & e said they could make it out next Tuesday!! C + C also said they don't work on "digital" machines.....all the while my stuff is getting stinkier in there!!! Well.....Lenny just called and he's on his way!!! I'm picturing him in gray utility pants and a button shirt with a little metal tool box......



I have to say the dirty stuff hasn't started spilling out of the laundry room yet...but the boys have run out of undershirts and after today we may have to use beach towels for our showers......when I have a lot of laundry it makes me feel like my whole house is dirty...I do a load almost every day, and when I skip a day it seems like I have 5 more to do the next day! I have alternated between "it will be okay" take this as a blessing to have a break from laundry......to "holy crap" I have a boat load of laundry to do and I hope I don't need a new machine!!!!! I love the feeling of accomplishment when everything is neatly folded in my basket.

.....well, Lenny just arrived and he thinks it's the pump.....he asked for towels and a bucket and it's smelling like a sewer in there!!!!!!!!! Hopefully I'll be up and spinning a little bit...I have to get a manicure and go to lunch today!!!!

3 comments:

marzipanmom said...

It is amazing how stinky it gets - the last time my machine broke, the guy came out and found a soda pop can top jammed in one of the parts. That'll teach you to check the kids' pockets!

Noah's Mommy said...

oh I so hope you got it fixed...nothing sux worse than not being able to do laundry....lol...Thanks so much for coming by on my feature day yesterday...I'm so happy you did...I love your blog.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Thank goodness it's fixed! If you wash the smelly load with some baking soda (or washing soda) mixed with the soap, it should take the smell out.