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This year I want to get personal, to just talk, I have used my blog for business for so long I have grown tired of trying to keep it up dated. SOOOOOO I thought I would give you pieces of my mind ... LOL little pieces at a time.
Now I will from time to time show you what's new in my etsy.com shop but mostly I just want to relax, unwind or get uptight whatever the day brings. But now I'm going to put into words what I'm thinking, what I'm going through, what I'm happy about.

This may become therapy, way cheaper this way!!!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Day 30 of 2013

I have a question for you about your washing machine.  Do you love it?  The reason I ask is because about 5 years ago we got a new washer and dryer.  One of those front loaders.  We're all fancy and high fa-loot'n.   Cecil being the nice guy that he is built a raised floor in the mudroom for the washer and dryer so it is closer to eye level and I don't have to stoop.  See I told you He is a nice guy, always thinking of ways to make my life easier.  It would be nice for him if I did the same ... LOL ... hmmm.   The reason for the front loader,  I'm short and it can be very difficult to reach to last few item at the bottom of the washing machine on a top loader so we thought the front loading washing machine would be easier on me.  Again He is thinking of me and including my short arms and lack of stretching capableness.   So we buy it, and thank you to Bethy who loaned us the money in cash because she had it at the time.  We take the set home, well we have it delivered but it's in our house so we did take it home.   It's all set up. Cecil ran the water lines, I bought the high efficiency detergent these new fangled machines require.  And we are off to the races!!!

I wasn't really paying attention to the water level in the washing machine at first.  I saw the water come on so ... all was good.  But I noticed after several washes my towels started to smell.  No, that's not right.  towels don't have a nose so they can not smell but they can stink and I know that because I have a nose and I could smell them.   Musty like they were put away wet or laid in a pile wet before they were washed.  But neither of these were the case.  The towels were washed and completely dried, then folded and put away.  So why are my towels making me cringe when I dry my face?  And now that I know about the odor why am I washing my hands and using one of those towels to dry them before I cook?   I started to watch my washer.

The water comes on and goes off.  The water comes back on and runs for 2 minutes and then goes back off.  So why did the salesman tell me about washers that can hold 27 pair of jeans?  I have a question for him ...HOW MANY PAIR OF THOSE JEANS WILL COME OUT CLEAN?   That is the question I want the answer to after all.  If I wash them one pair at a time or 1 towel at a time will they then be clean?  The answer is NO.  You absolutely positively without doubt have to have water on the items you want cleaned and this new washing machine does not use the amount of water needed to clean towels. 

So I fixed it.  Well, No, not me .... Cecil fixed it.  After he saw me make trip after trip from the kitchen to the mudroom with pitchers of water to bring the water level up in the washer.  I would add the water through the top of the machine where the detergent was put and it would just run right on into the washer tub and onto the clothes.  I would make about 8 trips before I was content with what I thought was suitable enough to wash a load of clothes.  Cecil went to Sears and asked a few questions and he found out the the federal regulations have changed and manufacturers are required to make alllllll new models to new specifications.  What this means is that no matter what you buy it will not fill up with water.  

Did I mention I married a jack of all trades.  Well he got to figuring and looking and pointing and tinkering and he put a facet handle on a flexible pipe, he attached it to the water line on one end and aimed the other end in the same place I was pouring the water. GUESS WHAT HAPPENED ... I NOW CONTROL THE WATER LEVEL IN MY WASHING MACHINE!
 I still hate my washing machine but now this one washes.  As for Cecil ... I am keeping Him. 

Thanks for reading my blog
talk to you tomorrow
 - Marcene


Anonymous said...

I was reading this, and Boogie came up behind me and said "It's GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!!!!" all excited like.

I just thought you'd like to know.

LEiber Du (and so does she!)

Anonymous said...

Good to know....I'm shopping for a washer and dryer....i think I'm leaning towards the top loaders