Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another death in the applicance family. . . . .

It always seems that when things are running smoothly it's at that moment when a wrench gets thrown into the works. Having a family of seven one area of the house that never seems to get finished is laundry. Believe me it's not for lack of effort. The other day I started first thing and was on my fifth load by lunch when I started hearing an unfamiliar tapping noise coming from the direction of the laundry room. Now here was my dilemma. Human nature of course wanted me to walk right in there to investigate the noise. My common sense was telling me to stay away! Of course the human nature won out. I walked in there and noticed that even though the washer was on spin cycle it was only going at not even 1/2 of the normal speed and there was a suspicious burning smell. Hence the second part of my dilemma. Do I call my hubby or not? After all he does work with power lines during the day and God forbid my call about another high priced appliance going out of order causes him to fall out of the bucket truck. Well again the human side won the argument and the phone call was placed. At least I sort of tiptoed into the bad news. I was a good wife and asked him how his day was, what they were having to do, and then I knocked him over with the news. Needless to say it was not as positive a response as I had hoped for. When he got home from work I showed him the in need of a bypass washer and it was his turn to knock me over with a comment. He actually said, "Well, we need to have a washer so I guess let's go and look at one.". After I scraped myself up off the floor, off we went a shopping! Boy, Christmas in September! Now, since I wash clothes for 7 people I casually made the comment about a super capacity washer. I never thought my casual comment would have such an impact! While we were in the store the saleswoman got to the hubby first. He actually told her that we had seven in our family and needed a super capacity! I couldn't believe it! Here I was just looking for a Hyundai when behind my back he was checking out the Rolls Royce! I truly am in debt to that saleswoman for life. She actually sold him on the largest washer they sold in the store. A Whirlpool Cabrio! This washer is designed to wash 3 baskets of laundry in one cycle! I actually washed an entire hamper wait let me rephrase that. I actually washed an entire hamper and the rest of the clothes that were spilled all over the floor, under the bed, thrown on the dresser all in one load! I am like a kid with a new toy at Christmas! My Hubby said if he knew that laundry would get done this quick he would have bought one a long time ago! Hey wait a minute, that sort of sounded like an insult!

1 comment:

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

What a great September surprise! Did you get a matching dryer, too?