Monday, November 28, 2011

Brown season…


I went down into the deep, dark recesses of our basement to do my least favorite chore this morning…laundry.  I put a load in a couple days ago but had forgotten about it with the kids being around for Thanksgiving and all.  I was not a happy camper when I opened the lid to the machine.  The clothes were still pretty wet.  Apparently, the spin cycle didn’t do its thing.  Thinking that it was just unbalanced…sort of like me, I tried it again.  Now it smelled a bit like burning rubber.  Yikes!
 
Not knowing how to handle the situation and with sinister visions of laundromats dancing in my head, I stuffed the pretty wet clothes into the drier and turned it on.  It refused to turn.  #%^#*!!  Curses!  Washers and dryers never go bad at the same time.  That’s one of those Laws of Life.  That’s why you always have a mis-matched pair.

Well, I was wrong about the dryer apparently.  Greg, having a cooler head when it comes to laundry based appliances, decided it was just that I overstuffed the damn thing and when he unstuffed it, it worked.  So Michael, our local appliance repairman, will be here this afternoon to fix the washer, I hope, because I don’t want a new washing machine.  He thinks he’s coming to fix the dryer, too.  I wonder if he’ll be happy or sad to find out that only one of those machines needs his attention.  I’ll let you know if I remember to.

This wasn’t what I had intended to write about today.  I was going to post pictures of brown things and come up with some “words of wisdom” concerning the changing of the seasons, philosopher that I am.  But now, all I have on my mind is that damn laundry.  I’ll post the pictures I have ready, but I have no words of wisdom, they are awaiting a repaired spin cycle.






9 comments:

Lydia Martin said...

Wow Barb...these are stunning photos...I like em all but particularly that first one of the wood detail...beautiful!
Last year I had a laundry saga too...the washing machine would not stop filling and I was outside and came in to a mini flood....

barbara l. hale said...

That's worse than ours! I should count my blessings.

TexWisGirl said...

i do hope it's a simple, inexpensive fix!

Debbie said...

making brown/orange beautiful!!

Ginny said...

Oh, I LOVE your pictures! I have never liked brown at all, till NOW, they are beautiful, even the wood! I would think the repairman might be glad to not have so much work, but still get paid for something, let us know. Will you have to get a new washer?

zero_energy said...

Beautiful photos.
I really love your work.
Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

the words of wisdom about your photos
are just this. Brown things are amazing tooooo. so beautiful and brown. still laughing at the overstuff thing. and i shuddered just reading the word laundromat

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Ohh my, I'm so sorry... I've had my w/d for quite sometime & just don't want to have to buy new... who can afford that? jeez! hope he gets it working & quick

beautiful shots, all of them! =)

Stratoz said...

two thumbs up for earth tones, and I am glad it was only a sock. You know if you out smart squirrels, the world comes to an end.