All washed up
Monday September 01st 2008, 10:01 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

Or at least I wish; we’re trying to figure out why the cold-water valve–the house’s, not the machine’s– suddenly started leaking.  I did do a few loads anyway before turning off the cold water, and after not having a washing machine for a week, what’s the first load you would throw in there?  Yeah, me too.

A quick glance inside beforehand hadn’t done the job.  An empty cycle-through just in case hadn’t done the job.  An extra rinse didn’t do the job.  Rachel: did you take Mr. Washie on vacation with you?  Or did he sneak off to Santa Cruz with his buds?  Did he enjoy the beach?  Next time, tell your machine he needs to rinse off his little feet in the Whirlpool or he Maytag you too with some of that sand when he gets back.  Kenmore and more of it come off if I keep running it through?

I think I’ll go rewash that underwear.  I tell you: Mr. Washie’s in hot water now.

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Oh dear….and ouch too!

Comment by Ruth 09.01.08 @ 10:52 pm

What Ruth said LOL!
When washers wanna be a pain they really can be a pain! About 2yrs ago our newer washer crashed and we inherited my MILs 20yr old one, it works (sometimes requires mre than one rinse cycle) but prob wont be coming with us when we move.

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 09.02.08 @ 4:27 am

I’d stand menacingly near washie’s outlet with one hand on the plug and a bottle of bleach in the other hand. Bring a phonebook too.

Comment by Michelle 09.02.08 @ 7:52 am

Leaky anything is not good! I have my own horror stories which, of course, happen when I have guests.

Comment by Joansie 09.02.08 @ 9:26 am

There is nothing worse than not having a washer! I hope it gets better soon. (BTW, I can’t wait to see the shawl blocked out — how exciting to have finished it so quickly!)

Comment by Jocelyn 09.02.08 @ 3:38 pm

Gives new meaning to “sand in your shorts”. Happy washing.

Comment by Karen 09.02.08 @ 5:13 pm

oh is your house older – sounds like the saga of things in my house – if your hubby isn’t super duper handy with plumbing things call a plumber – it probably is a really easy fix ….

Comment by rho1640 09.02.08 @ 7:20 pm

There are worse things than not have a washer–like not having running water. We are all so hooked on plumbing. But I do hope you’ve got that machine whipped into shape so that you can get on with all of your fun knitting wearing clean clothes.

Comment by Laura 09.03.08 @ 5:58 am

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