My washing machine broke.
I will let you just momentarily imagine how many loads of laundry my boys produce.
Okay, enough of that!! You will have nightmares.
The GREAT thing is that our Maytag Bravos washing machine is under warranty from Lowes. It's a super nice one that I have been super impressed with but it is only seven months old. It suddenly made a terrible squeaking sound and I limped it along hoping it would not die before the repair man arrived...but it did.
So, I went to the laundry mat. That was quite traumatic, as I stated last week. (Read the comment on that blog post, it is the BEST....What To Do If You Find a Dead Man on The Side of the Road.) But it is also super expensive, it cost forty dollars to do my laundry there last week. OUCH!
I could have kissed the repairman when he fixed my washing machine on Wednesday afternoon. I was so ecstatic!
Two loads later, it broke.
Same exact problem.
I tried to limp it along. Two loads later it refused to work again.
I nearly cried.
When I called the help line, the man on the other hand read my email aloud and said, "We will try to rush this. Four boys...you need your washing machine. But as I see it, you are looking at next Friday before someone can get there."
As in seven days away.
Having used all the quarters I could scrounge up in my entire house and suburban, I was griping to my husband that in this 90 degree heat I was going to be headed to the laundry mat this week. And I was going to have to bite the bullet and stick a twenty dollar bill in that quarter return thing to have enough to do laundry.
I really should have just gone on about how wonderful it really is to have ALL your laundry done, loads and loads, in less than an hour. I should have mentioned how I was looking forward to time alone to read my stack of books. Or wondering what sort of interesting characters I may encounter.
Because my husband said, "Hey! We could use the washboard! Think of the money we would save! You could stay here. We'd help you, it would be fun!"
I glanced over to the washboard hanging on our bathroom wall. Then I imagined this scene.....
There is no part of this at all that appears fun to me in any way.
I did mutter under my breath, "Thanks for the new blog post" though.
Please, go kiss your washing machines for me.