Thursday, February 21, 2008
my washing machine is the bane of my existence. i know most people hate to do laundry and i am certainly one of them. but during the months of october through march i get to hate it more than most. see my house is almost 40 years old and up until last year there was no city water. or sewer. so we have a well and a septic tank. no biggie. except that the basin that they dug 40 years ago for the washing machine rinse water no longer works properly. it's filled with 40 years of soap scum and stuff. during the rainy season it won't drain correctly. and i get to play draining woman. (sorry, couldn't think of a better name) what i get to do is listen to the different sounds the washer makes, spin, drain, fill, etc. and when it gets ready to go through the drain cycle, i run like a mad woman into the laundry room and stand over the machine and manually stop and start the flow of water. or it flows all over my floor. we have had to pull up all the carpet in there because it took about a year for us to figure out what was going on and my carpet got ruined. and did you know that a washing machine drains twice in a cycle. i spend lots of time in there. i even keep books and magazines on the dryer so i will have something to do while i wait for the water to go down. BUT! it could be worse. i am constantly standing over the machine thanking God that i don't have to go to the laundry mat. and praying for forgiveness for cussing at the durn thing!!!
for my b-day (march 6th just so you know) my DH is going to go under the house and move the pipe to go into the septic tank. you have no idea how excited i am!!!
on another note...this is what big c did to the door to his room. not sure why. it's construction paper. strange
at 11:46 AM