Sunday, September 27, 2009


Here's a post that is not even a little positive. It also is only marginally related to kids or school issues. I would feel guilty about posting it, but I'm starting to feel like nobody actually reads these posts (no comments for about 6 months), so really, I might as well post just about anything that comes into my mind.

I hate doing laundry - it's the epitome of being stuck in a loop - wash, wear, get dirty...repeat until it's time to buy new clothes.

In the interest of doing less loads and saving water I was a "early adopter" of an HE washing machine. You know, the front loaders that are supposed to be high capacity, low water. Even after doing my research in Consumer's Reports, I am screwed. A year ago we put in about 50% of the purchase price in getting the thing fixed. It's broken again. Same symptom. Generally getting electronics fixed these days is a bad idea and I'm beginning to see that high tech washing machines are actually electronics.

I have precisely 5 days worth of uniform shirts for the two schools that require uniform shirts. Laundry is not optional around here. Stinking trip to the stinking Laundromat on a Sunday afternoon. I am not a happy camper.

Life sucks, and the stupid, who knows how long it will take for the repair guy, appointment hasn't been made yet. Stupid...arrrrr....I'm so mad I can't see straight.

So there - I've vented, nobody cares, grahhhhhaaaaa.



Looking in the drainage sink, I think the out-take pump is clogged with wool fibers. I'm being cursed for that single hat that I felted, I fear. Now the question is do I need to take the pump out to get those fibers out or can I just push enough water and de-greaser through to get rid of the clog? Do I want to chance taking it apart, or should I ask hubbie, or should I call the repair man? Such an array of unpleasant choices.


  1. My washing machine has just broken today - so i know just how you feel.
    Hope you get it sorted soon.

  2. The washing machine is still not working, but thanks for the good thoughts. As an engineer I should just take it apart and have a look,that's the kind of thing I love working on. OTOH finding the time and the tools and the space to work on it seems unlikely.


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