We rent this place, along with all of the appliances. It is just what we need and when we moved in, everything was as clean as could be. Everything looked brand new.
I had an issue with the washing machine, however, and after a few months of living here I called our landlord. He graciously drove over here to find out why the washing machine agitator was not agitating, but only going in a circle. This is a problem, you see, because that means the clothes are only spinning around in a circle in soapy water, and not really getting clean. I had this dilemma at our old house, you remember, and I hoped that I could be the fix-it woman again. But the solution to this one was not as simple.
So Mr. Landlord came over and together we figured it out, or so we thought. Shortly after he left, I realize it was not fixed after all. Now, I don't like to be a problem renter, so I have not called him about it again. At least the clothes smell clean. But sheets are a huge mess -- they just spin tighter and tighter until I could use them for a rope. And since I have no hot water pressure to the washer, it is kind of bugging me that my dirty underwear and towels are just spinning around with cold water and germs.
And then there's this problem:
Now, I know all the verses. In everything give thanks. Giving thanks for all things. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good.
This is the best I could do. (I asked Amy to Photoshop me, but she said it was hopeless. Yes, it's the real uncombed, un-make-up'ed, frumpy-looking me. It was wash day, okay?)
Okay, let's think about this. What is positive about this situation?
- I don't have to wash the clothes by hand, although they would probably get cleaner that way...
- Having a rented bum washer gives me something to look forward to with our next house.
- It gives me practice untying knots, and that is a good skill to have.
- Struggling with these knots is strengthening my arms.
- On this particular day we all had a good laugh!
- It gave me something to write about.
Ah, yes. To every cloud there is a silver lining.
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Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
(I'll always be a Proverbs 31 Woman wanna-be.)