My laptop finally bit the big one over the weekend, so I’ll be offline for a couple of days while I jury rig either my former laptop (which still functions but runs slow as molasses until I upgrade its memory and reformat and reinstall).
And I finally got hubby to take a look at the washing machine this weekend – for those that have a front loader, you might possibly know what I’m talking about when I say that the ‘spider’ part is broken. Which means the whole entire washer drum needs to be replaced.
Since the washer is now 8 years old, it’s of course not covered under Sears warranty – nor is it covered under our specialty appliance insurance that we have. Which means replacing the drum at slightly lower than the cost of replacing the washing machine, or buying a new one.
And since we’ve literally backed ourselves into a corner where we put the washer, if we replace it, we have to make sure the dimensions are exactly the same as the one we currently have, so the dryer can still stack on top and it’ll all fit into the wall.
Wish us luck.
Meanwhile, I really wish I had a SmartPhone so I could keep current while I spend some quality time at the laundromat. I’ll be able to text tweets randomly, but won’t be able to see or respond to replies until I’m back online with an actual functioning computer. I hijacked Princess Nagger’s dinosaur PC to post this quick post just to send up the white flag so my bloggy friends don’t worry.
I’ve already been experiencing severe online withdrawals being offline for a couple of days, though Mother Nature has been kind and gave us absolutely beautiful weather over the weekend so we could get outside and start the yard clean up from the harsh winter months. Today it’s been raining and will continue to do so tomorrow, so what better day to spend at the laundromat than a rainy one?