This weekend was a roller coaster of emotions and stuff.
My washer broke on December 18th, after doing 2 loads of bedding, it died after filling up with water for the 3rd. Dad looked at it, emptied and played with it, and it was still broken (filled up again, but did no washing). I had no time to go looking for one until, I thought on Saturday. Unfortunately, do to the holiday homework assignment, we didn't leave the house. There was plenty of discussions and stressing, but only a couple pages of the My Christmas Traditions grade 1 project were completed. Sunday - there was church and dishes and .... then this is the day she needed a nap. Some friends came over to exchange gifts and play, and by the time they left, she still wasn't going to do the homework. On the positive side, I have more red coloured kitchen utensils - Thanks Shannon!!! *and the gurlz have some more toys.
Monday - I was at work just after 8:00 am cause I knew we had 24 hours to do the project and I needed to be at work for 8 of them and the big gurl needed to sleep for about 10 and....
Mentioned in passing to my next door desk neighbour that I needed a washer. HE KNEW SOMEONE WHO HAD ONE!!!! For $150 as opposed to $500 ++++ Arrangements were made to go see it tonight after work (due to the aforementioned deadline for the homework project)
After work we came straight home and the homework came to the table. I planned on doing the dishes as she worked on it, so I could help out with spelling. I almost ran away from home. Arrgghh She's only in GRADE 1 - I have 11 more years of this plus 14 with the other one (oh please Lord, let the little one be a natural student who never has to be told and...)
Let's just say that the homework was completed this morning - about 5 minutes before we left for work, school and daycare. When I asked what was said - (a classmate) didn't even colour hers Mommy. Whew, I have survived major homework assignment number one.
The washer - we went directly from daycare to the house (2 major streets away). It is an apartment sized washer, which still holds a lot of clothing. It is currently washing load #2.
I still have the broken one in the middle of my basement, but considering the 2 Don's were both late for dinner and we didn't have a dolly cart, I wasn't going to make them lift the thing out.
Ladies - I AM WOMAN!!! I disconnected the old one (without making a big mess) sort of dragged/shimmied it off of the washer stand and out of the way and them put the new one in place (after vacuuming the disgusting stuff that collected over the last 13 months and pouring a little bit of baking soda/vinegar down the drain tube). The manuals were left at the old place - not sure how but that is that, so I just pushed some buttons, put some soap in and tried it out. Except for on really nasty stain on one of the towels, the stuff looks great.
I'm so excited, I just can't hide it, I'm about to gain control of something and I like it!!!!!!
I ordered yarn for my sister's afghan, and even found 4 skeins of the same colour on Destash, just in case. I know they are likely different dye lots and will have shades and... but it's a lot better than ordering 10 regular priced skeins.
The dishes are still getting away from me and the housework and I think my renovations won't happen next week, and my front step is totally skewed and... it's like 16 degrees Celsius here.
But I'm so happy!!!! I have a beautiful washer!!!!