Saturday, June 5, 2010

Forgotten Excitement!

Things were so busy with our houseful, that I forgot to share the extra excitement that was ALSO going on! On Saturday (5/29), I cleaned my friend's two rental homes so she could get away for the weekend. If you remember, the weather was starting to turn very warm (hot!) I was soooo looking forward to a nice long shower to get the sweat and grime off, but as I entered our house I soon found out that wasn't going to happen any time soon. Our well had gone dry.

Somehow the water had gotten left on for watering our new grass seed. Five people had taken showers and Grammy had just started a load of laundry and planned to do the morning's dishes. By 11ish, there was no water. I got home around 3 and they still didn't know about the water being left on. Thankfully, Grammy noticed the hose in the backyard and we got the spigot turned off by 3:30.

Before too long we had water again, but alas, the washing machine still wasn't working. Hmmmm, not a blown circuit, not a problem with the water coming 'in', but NO other action whatsoever. And, the machine was only about 18 months old!! With our crew of 10 people, we NEEDED laundry done, so I carted a couple loads to my Grandma Dorman's on Saturday, another load on Sunday and another couple of loads on Tuesday. Thankfully, our trusty appliance repairman came on Wednesday and diagnosed the problem. It was a broken lid connector. Whew! That was a reasonably easy and cheap fix! Boy am I grateful to have my washer working again! Five loads done . . . just today!!! Wooo-hooo!

Also, over that same time period our Big Green Van needed attention. It got 4 new tires, an alignment, a new exhaust and most importantly . . . . the AC got fixed. Hallelujah!!! It seems like a new vehicle . . . at a fraction of the cost!

Well, Sumana continues to have lots of teenage 'attitude' creeping in. It's rather exhausting, but we've been through this before. She doesn't like it, but the more she complains, the more she gets to do the dreaded task, (i.e. instead of doing dishes every third day, she now must do them once EVERY day til the attitude changes. If she complains about exercises, she'll do MORE the next day and not get Sunday off). Hopefully, she'll catch on soon . . . she's getting 'in' pretty deep! LOL!!!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I have an 11 year old myself and have noticed some changes. It's coming!!! What happened to my little girl? It's a relief to hear I'm not the only one coping with this problem.

    I'm happy for you that you have your washing machine back in working order!