Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nothing to lose

Someone told me I had nothing to lose by calling the repair company and asking this question.  They were wrong. 

  1. Washing machine isn't working quite right.  The electronic dial doesn't always move.  It's been getting worse.  I called the warranty company last week and they said they'd have someone out on Wed.
  2. Dyer quit drying.
  3. I called the warranty company and they set that up for Thurs.
  4. Now, with a quick phone call I thought I might be able to make this a little easier.
  1. Explain to the lady that I have 2 appointments and can they either A) look at both on Wed. or B) Switch them so the dryer is looked at on W and the washing machine on TH.
  2. She put me on hold to see what she could do.
  3. When she came back she informed me that they would both be looked at on TH!  What no!!!!!  I need my dryer to work.  Soon.  We have a giant laundry producing outdoor project going on right now with a bunch of guys here and some of my kids helping.  We are generating more laundry than the 9 of us already create.  We are still being cautious with my son's MRSA infection.  He has his own towels, we're bleaching them often, etc.
  4. So, I asked if there really wasn't any way that my dryer could be looked at in that W timeslot.  Her answer?  "That slot is already taken".
So, I realized that although this is a big hassle it really isn't the end of the world.  We have a yard.  We have twine.  We have 9 clothes pins.  It's summer.  People hang things out to dry all the time.  Why am I complaining.  I guess I should just be happy my washing machine is still somewhat functioning.  That would be a real hassle.

4 comments:

LayCarmeliteInTraining said...

I can loan you some more clothes pins! I have an umbrella-type clothes line. Weather permitting (and if it is non-school day!) I hang out jeans, sheets, and regular clothing. I do not, as a general rule, hang out underwear (too many socks! take too long) or towels (too scratchy) I thought I would be a trendsetter in our newish (10 yo) neighborhood by being "green" with my laundry. We have never seen another another clothes line, although occasionally one can see clothing flopped over deck railings.
(Hubby keeps waiting for the home owners association to fine us for breaking a covenant by having the clothes line up. I couldn't find any such covenant banning clothes lines.)

Crunchy Momma said...

Oh no! Some of Grant's bites from the lake are significantly infected. We have an appointment on Thursday....

Crunchy Momma said...

Oh no! Some of Grant's bites from the lake are significantly infected. We have an appointment on Thursday....

faithonthehighwire said...

I am so impressed! Entering dates on the calendar is my most difficult task! Nice job!!!