Monday, June 21, 2010


Some of you have heard me complain about my wandering washing machine. I had the appliance guy out three times to "fix" it; the last time he said there was nothing more he could do. He even went so far as to imply that it was my fault because I was putting too much laundry in it.

Yesterday I washed two bath towels, two washcloths, a hand towel, and a bath mat in one load. The machine was pretty much full. It usually stands against the wall where the hoses are attached. This is where it ended up after 51 minutes (that's on rapid) of vigorous washing and rinsing and spinning. It stopped walking only because it ran up against the laundry baskets against the wall.

Thumpelina goes back to the Army in a few weeks. She'll go to another home, where another somebody will develop the same love/hate relationship with her. I will go back to my gigondo US washer where I can wash a set of queen-sized sheets and towels for two in one load. In 20 minutes, no less!


Anonymous said...

I love this machine! or at least it's character. Maybe it can come back with BIG RED? Looking forward to having you back on the same continent. Love donald AKA "the other son"

Anonymous said...

You make my laundry days seem very boring. My machine just washes. That's it - no dance moves, singing, or fits. I guess we can't all live on the "wild" side!


bmwconsult said...

Why not let the machine live it's dream? Obviosly with a lttle help from a choreographer it could participate on "Dancing Wth the Stars."