Monday, September 20, 2010

And now it's the washer ...

First it was the DVD player, then hubby's computer -- and now the washer has died.

They say bad things happen in threes, so I'm hoping that's the end of it.

RIP The washer is at least 25 years old and I've never had any trouble with it at all.  But yesterday I threw in a small load of towels and headed back to the office.  Near the end of the cycle, I headed on back to the laundry room to find a puddle on the floor.  Well, if it was going to leak, at least it waited until the tub was nearly empty, or else it would have been a disaster.  (Um...think boxes of files in the basement right under the washing machine.  They'll be moved.)

But today is a real day of chaos.  The pool is going to be closed, the cleaning lady arrives, and the computer guy is coming.  I have a huge pile of clothes to be washed and even if we buy a new one today, they probably won't deliver it until the end of the week.  Thank goodness my mother lives 7 houses down the street (because I already went there yesterday to do an emergency load).

As it happens, she's having a new laundry set up installed this week so she doesn't have to climb up and down stairs for the old set up in the basement.  We're hoping that's all set by the end of the week, too.
Washer I'm not spending a million bucks on a new washer.  Have you seen the prices???  I'm getting a plain old top loader and hope I get another 25 years out of it, too.

Of course, the dryer is about the same age.  (Not sure exactly.  We're a "blended" utility family and it came with Hubby when we got married.)

My teeth are falling apart, I've got two cranky computers.  What else can go wrong?