After consulting YouTube I did a little tinkering to rule out the most simple, obvious things. No good. I finally came to the conclusion that the washer had kicked the bucket, and rather than risk a big repair bill, I went out and bought a reconditioned (used) washer from a reputable used appliance dealer. There went another $300. They're supposed to deliver it tomorrow and take the old broken one away. I'm glad it's settled without too much trouble, but that's a total of $600 we've spent in less than a week.
And we wonder why we can never seem to save money!
Yesterday wasn't all bad, though. For one thing, when I got home in the afternoon I found a bag by my back door that contained this:
Speaking of Marla...yesterday she finally let her husband announce the birth of baby Carsen on Facebook and post a few pictures. Since losing their first baby only a few days after she was born, they were very guarded about telling people they were expecting another. But now that she's here safely and doing well they're finally starting to relax....a little bit, anyway!
Carsen is perfection! I'd spoil her rotten, too! (She makes up for a broken washing machine.)ReplyDelete
She does! I can't wait to see her this weekend! :)Delete
Isn't there a saying that things always happen in pairs (or threes)? My washer is really old - it belonged to my grandmother, who died 17 years ago, and she had it for several years, so it is at least 20. I do not have a dryer (see YP's comment on your previous post; I have never owned a dryer myself.) Therefore, if I should need a new one at some stage, I'd simply be happy the old one lasted so long!ReplyDelete
Marla's surprise bag is great! What are the vegetables next to the bowl?
Little Carsen is sweet, and I fully understand that and why Marla did not want her arrival published before now. On the other hand, having a baby can hardly be kept a secret for long, can it, what with the belly getting bigger and then at some stage a little person added to the household, to be seen (and maybe heard) by the neighbours ;-)
Oh my God, I will lose my mind if a third major appliance breaks right now!Delete
I'm surprised that you've never owned a dryer! Where do you hang out your clothes to dry? Do you have a yard or do you hang them inside the house?
The vegetables next to the bowl are OKRA!
I've only ever seen okra prepared as part of an Indian dish, and it looked rather different then :-)Delete
My clothes hang on a foldable clothes horse in my bedroom, right underneath the wide open south-facing window - that's as good as a balcony or patio. In winter, the radiator does what the sun does in the summer. When not needed, the clothes horse joins the hoover and the ironing board in the small space between wardrobe and wall.
Only thing prettier than those vegetables is that baby. She's just adorable!ReplyDelete
I know! She's a sweet baby, too.Delete
What a beautiful baby:)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Yael! I'll tell her parents you said so!Delete
Carsen is fabulous. You can tell she is a happy baby.ReplyDelete
She really is a happy baby. I'm not sure who's going to spoil her more...her mama or her daddy! (Actually, I take that back....she already has her daddy wrapped around her tiny little fingers!)Delete
Those cheeks! That belly! Those pudgy arms!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, the look on Carsen’s face is just wonderful.ReplyDelete
My dryer broke a few months ago and a week later, the washer started acting up. We figured out that if we put it on a different setting, it would work, at least for a little while longer. They were 17 years old and just aged out.
Carsen is just adorable. That calm serene expression, she knows all the secrets of life, the universe and everything, if only she could tell us about them :)ReplyDelete
I am another who has never had a dryer, I have always lived somewhere with a garden or a yard. This used to be the norm in New Zealand, though less so now as more and more people live in apartments.
We once left our oldest son alone in the house, and a similar thing happened to the washing machine. All his washing was inside in soapy water and he couldn't get it out. Eventually he took a crow bar to the door and opened it with brute force. It turned out he'd set the wash to a non-spin setting, and it was just waiting to spin. Doh!ReplyDelete
Perhaps you should imitate Carsen's style and have two tops made. One for home - "Hello - I'm Jennifer" and one for work - "Hello - I'm Mrs Barlow and I bite!" It's easy to forget who you are as you grow older.ReplyDelete
Ugh! What a drag about the dryer. When it rains, it pours! I'm glad Carsen has been officially introduced to the world. :)ReplyDelete
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