Monday, 14 November 2016

Washday Blues



Paul flooded the bathroom this morning so I put the soggy towels and bathmat into the washing machine on a quick wash.  When the cycle was finished everything was still sopping wet, it hadn’t spun properly.  I added some more items to the load and switched it back on for a full wash cycle.  Then I remembered I hadn’t added any washing powder. Stop and start again. Check everything was tumbling and washing nicely, aaagh how did my white pants get in there?

An hour later I unloaded the washing machine to find everything covered in white bits.  Yes, I’d left a tissue in my jumper pocket. And my white pants are now grey.

Just been outside to get everything in before the rain comes. I was feeling very smug because all the washing was dry.  Then I noticed the bird poo.  Bloody magpies.


28 comments:

  1. Good to see that Sods Law is still working......

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  2. What could go wrong went wrong. Oh wait you didnt get colour runs or shrinkage. Next time better luck :)

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    1. Haven't checked for shrinkage yet!

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  3. Was there representation from the flat below?
    I've got three lots drying in the sous-sol. The extra delay means I can still iron the previos loads....

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    1. Luckily we are on the ground floor and there's a good floor drain in the bathroom.

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  4. Hate the tissue problem, it happens here regularly in Winter with all the dark clothes. Pity about the magpie but I do love their song. Hope they are no attacking you ???

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    1. They are certainly musical. I also love the expressive caw-caw of the crows here. No swooping attacks yet.

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  5. Oh dear. May I ask - did you take Domestic Science/Home Economics at school? You might be able to enrol on a helpful evening class. It's never too late.

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    1. I chose to do Latin instead of Domestic Science. It seemed far more romantic at the time.

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    2. You can't iron shirts with Latin declensions madame.

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  6. hahahahahahaha this sounds like many of my days !
    Somedays it just does not seem to get better but then there is one bright spot that makes everything better.

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. A nightmare to end all nightmares.

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    1. Well not exactly. Just mildly exasperating.

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  8. My oldest once did some washing whilst we were away, and couldn't get the round door to open once it was finished. He ended-up using a crow-bar. By mistake he'd set it on a non-spin programme, and the machine had refused to open because it was full of water. He paid for a new door.

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    1. Unfamiliar machines are always difficult to fathom. I don't think I would have resorted to a crow-bar though.

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    2. I understand this predicament completely coming from a life lived completely with top loading washing machines. Working those dreaded front loaders on my overseas holidays is the one true downside of the trip ( especially when the instructions are written in French or German !!)

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    3. I also understand this. I broke the handle off one of mine. I understand the crow bar resort.

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  9. Some days it's best to stay in bed!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Definitely. But Buddy needs his walks!

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  10. If everything remains heavy with water then just choose the spin cycle. Why go through the full wash programme again? I never have the tissue problem because we use handkerchiefs. I did Latin.

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    1. There was method in my madness, I just added another load of dirty washing to the bathmat and towel. Amo amas amat and all that.

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    2. I would never have done that. I would have cleared the water-laden problem before starting anything else. Fucto Fuctas fuctat.

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  11. I liked this chatty ' rachel" type blog today

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    1. Why thank you. Blogs are strange things, my silly 'nothing of consequence' writing gets more attention than the carefully written prose. Possibly because I let my guard down and reveal a bit of the real me. (I hope you are feeling better.)

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    2. I have been trying to teach her for ages John.

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