Yeah. My day took a tumble down an unexpected path yesterday... with heavy wet towels... and underwear... and stuff.
It's quite possible that on Tuesday I was foreshadowing the dark days that descend when one's washing machine dies. Maybe I had a premonition or something.
By the time I discovered that there was a major problem yesterday, Maddy had already thrown one sopping wet load into the dryer and started another in the washer. I had to let it go, then experienced a little deja vu as I tried and tried and tried to get the damned thing to spin. Nothing doing.
I looked up the previous service bill (April '07), opened the phone book to appliance repair, then decided that I was just not going to go down that road again. I sure as hell wasn't going to pay $500 for another circuit board; further, I was not going to pay someone to tell me it's time for a bullet. I'll call that myself!
I am finished with the Maytag Neptune!
The Maytag Neptune is done!
I'm hoping I'll feel the higher love for my new washer, but I won't know for a week! It's not like I do laundry every single day anymore, but knowing that I can't... ! I feel like I should ration underwear.
I finally made it to the laundromat at about 3:00 and had to run entire cycles, of course. The clothes were clean, so I didn't really need soap, but it's weird to throw in a load and not add detergent. Plus, the place is disgusting. It's been years since I've been there; the previous owner was on-site most of the time, but the new owner obviously doesn't care. I didn't make myself comfortable and didn't look around too much. This was an in-and-out mission and I'll have to do some recon before the next. Anyway, I was going to buy one box of soap and split it between the two washers, but couldn't figure out how to get coins into the slots of the vending machine! There was another lady there and I told her that I felt like a complete idiot, but she came over and couldn't figure it out, either. So, WHEW! (Or then there were two.) The front-loader had a window (my new one will, too) and I could see soap bubbles -- so what we ended up with were clothes that were washed once and rinsed and spun a bunch of times. I have to say, they smelled VERY fresh and clean.
Surprisingly, I did manage to get a few other BIG things done yesterday, just not quite as many as I'd planned. And absolutely no knitting. I'd brought it to the laundromat, but I didn't want to sit down.