Jun 27, 2009

I {heart} washing machines...

...when they work.

Now, I'm not one to complain (or am I?) but...I really don't like to rinse my clothes by hand. It is hard work and my belly kind of gets in the way when I try to lean over the bathtub!

Our washer is broken (the one shared by everyone in this apartment building). When I went to put my clothes in, it was on the spin cycle, I didn't realize until I closed the lid to put my quarters in. Sooo, I put in enough quarters for my wash, unsure of what else to do. It went straight to the rinse cycle. Still not sure of what to do, I just let it go and figured I'd see how clean/rinsed they were when it was finished.

Over an hour later...(keep in mind, the complete cycle usually takes about half an hour) it was still on the rinse cycle! But the water was kind of cloudy like there was still detergent in it. So I had to wring out all of my clothes by hand. After two trips up the stairs all of my clothes were in the tub. (I am SO glad I chose today to scrub the tub!)

All that rinsing, wringing, and sore back later, and I now have a wind tunnel in our spare bedroom thanks to both fans.

Maybe they'll be dry within a week...

3 comments:

Sara said...

oh no! The appliances are dying all around me! First Jennifers then you.....don't deathes come in 3's? Yikes - hope ours isn't next!

Megan Lorraine said...

just come visit me, I have twelve washers that work and a key to acess them. :) And bring your laundry!

Amanda J. said...

Shoot. That is not fun. I used to have to wash my clinical scrubs in my sink each week because the washer at the laundromat would turn them black and I did not want to run home every week.