Friday, December 11, 2009

Jinxed myself...

On Sunday I wrote a post saying how calm I was and how organised... No stressing for me this year... Huh! If I ever do that again, would someone please slap me up the side of the head???!!

Tuesday morning, while doing a load of washing, our 15 year old top-loader washing machine decided to die. For about the last year it hasn't filled with hot water - that was ok, I've just been washing in cold. For the last 6 months or so, it would keep getting unbalanced during the spin, stop & beep at me until I started it going again. Tuesday, in the rinse cycle, it decided it would stop filling with cold as well... I finished that load off by filling it with buckets - not fun!! At that age, I decided it wasn't worth getting it fixed, so I set Pete to work researching a new one. (He was home, and that's his forte!) We ended up deciding on an LG front loader, he went over to the local appliance store, had a look and ordered one in.

Meanwhile, I was trying to finish off a job for a client so I could go and install it. I went to their office after lunch ready to install the changes - only to get asked about another urgent change - needed yesterday of course - and naturally, it's a major one that will require quite a few hours work...

Pete picked the washing machine up on Thursday but we were in and out all day, so we didn't get to install it til about 9pm that night. I didn't want to do the 1st load of washing while I was asleep - just in case there was a problem - so still up to 3 days worth of washing in the laundry..

This last week we seem to have only been home long enough to dump one lot of stuff, pick up the next and go back out. I've mentioned the washing, but the kitchen is looking much the same...

And then today - I finally got to do a load of washing. When I went to hang it out, I noticed that the pump on our sewer system was making an odd, thumping, shuddering type noise... I'd heard it before - several times in fact - and each time has meant a new pump :( So I rang the service guy - he's sending someone out to look at it tomorrow (which means I'm back to not being able to do washing!!) but assures me it will mean a new pump. About $600 worth.. Yep, it's been an expensive week...

So now I'm stressed about time AND money... Gee, that karma biting me in the butt is sure hurting :)

5 comments:

Out Back said...

One word Kez

"bugga!"

There is a saying that it will all sort itself out in the wash, unfortunately for you that may not be the case lol.

I don't have automatics or front loaders, good ole twin tubs for me. 1 1/2 hours and washing is all done. It takes that long for one cycle with the front loader as I found out when I had one previously.

Good luck with it all.

Tania

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Funny how life gets more hectic this time of year, without any help from us :) - Mo

Suji said...

Oh yeah, I hear you...many times I've wondered aloud why we're so free or how come we're so happy and then wham! Things go haywire. Jinxed isn't strong enough.

All the best with the washing and sewer pump woes sweetie. There is bound to be a silver lining somewhere though! I hope you find it soon.

Hugs!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

There's always something!

karisma said...

Hugs xoxo Its always the way! Happens to me all the time. I am always dubious when those tax breaks come in. Someone always hits us up somewhere else when they do ususally for twice as much money.