Thursday, January 31, 2008

Is it COLD or is it HOT..

Well my day began rather late..for me anyway. After all my excitement over getting in the new washer last night and cook'in such a big meal I was just worn out I say... in my lil southern drawl, yes I have one.
So me, Sadie and Cocoa Kitty slept in. When I did wake I was like OH YES laundry to do today at HOME!!
So all excited I get up do my morning routine, things we won't mention here, coffee, feed live stock and walk the dog, get paper, etc.
Okay I sort the laundry in neat piles, decide to do a cold wash.

Go back to my sparkling new machine set knobs and hit start!!!
Oh the joy of pulling out detergent , fabric softener from cabinet and adding.
I noticed on my machine a setting for COOL, also COLD well in goes my hand and on COOL it is rather WARM....hummm, COLD is a tad HOT!!!
I think you can see where I am going here...yes my installation fellas had connected up hot to cold and cold to hot.. HA!!!

Well I do find the humor in these things and wanted to share with one of the installers. So call DH's office to say, all blonde ( I am one)and all..."the settings are wrong on my new machine....Hot is really Cold and Cold is very HOT ...think we need to exchange it "!!!
Well there is silence for a second then he has to chuckle. Seems for a split of a second he may have wondered about me!!
Turns out not his fault but the house hook up is backwards and he had forgotten that when they hooked it up last night.
We had a nice chuckle over it though. I told him glad we caught that as our clothes are shrink'in fast enough as it is just hang'in in the closet without having to wash them in HOT water too!!!

Well that load is in dryer now and will not do any more today.
Machine seems to do fine other then that and is really quite when it runs. NICE!!
So this will put an end the the Washing Machine so we hope.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hurry up and Wait...

That is my theme today. What I am waiting for is a new washer.
DH will be picking it up at Sears today on way home from office.
This has been a very long month without a working one!!!
Seems longer really!! Yes more Drama!
All begin back in late Dec, I put in a load and I could smell a 'burning rubber' like smell .
Cut it right off!!!
Took out what was in to wash and put in my laundry sink.
Wrung them out by that is one 'vintage thing' I do not wish back!
Even an old ringer would have been nice!!
Well was too wet to put right in dryer so out to clothes line to drip some first.
Whew what a day!
A cup of tea soon set me right, with a few butter cookies of course.

Well called GE, no service in my area.
Called Sears repair service.. they could not get out as soon as I wanted as holidays figured in.
Well when he does arrive says motor shot. I am like this is only a 2002 machine, not 20 yrs old!!
He says no warranty coverage and GE will not kick in.
I am looking at a 400$ repair bill! NOT!
After he leaves I stew for a while then get on phone call GE .
Finally get to a nice gal who handles these things.
She decides we WILL get a new motor. GREAT!!!
Well when I call next day as she has told me to do , the not very nice gal on other end says there is no record of it! UGH.
Took 2 days to get that straight , they mailed it out to me. Another few days to arrive.
Then I had to call back repair to set up another service call!!
He arrives on Jan 22, puts in new motor of which he is amazed they sent me at no cost!!
After about 30 minutes he calls me in, not your only problem ma'am ...seems the upper tub bearings are shot as well!!
No GE not going to replace those!!
So after paying the 2 service calls we still have a bad washer but with brand new high dollar motor!!
UGH!! Shoot me now!!!
Sat we go shopping, find a good deal on one that will work for us at Sears, no extra bells and whistles we don't need.
Well they can deliver it and set up plus take old one for a hefty $$ price.
WHAT... says rebate on delivery here in sale paper.. NO only if you buy the high dollar ones!
Okay fine we will pick up, well can't till Wed!!
So DH took truck in to office today so he can swing round after work pick it up.
He and our sweet baby boy will unload it and set it up tonight.
A long day for my sweet fellas but I do plan to show my undying gratitude for their service with a special comfort food supper!!!
Who knows maybe by this time tomorrow I will be doing some laundry right here in my own home again.
What can I say... Yes excited about doing laundry!!
I have found I am too old to tote them to the river and beat them with rocks !!!
Needless to say loads of tea and butter cookies have been consumed during this drawn-out ordeal !!
I hold GE responsible for this 10 pd weight gain.
Oh yes I do have one high dollar GE motor with all the trimmings for sale if you are interested...e-mail me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Words of the DAY!!

BACK UP... BACK UP... BACK UP.. those files!!!
My sweet hubby was 'helpin' me last night with my pics and accidentally deleted a bunch from the recycle bin!!!
We are hoping we can retrieve them with a recover files type software. We shall see.
Oh the drama!! HA!! We(he) had not backed them up since April of last year!!!
My job is to remind him...who reminds me to remind him I ask!!!
Yes loads of personal 'stuff' has been going on here but we are normally so much better at it then that! BAD US!
So heed my words fellow 'picture taker savers'...back up often!!!
My good pal Kim has kindly sent me some of my pics back! At least that is something even if we can't get the files back. Thanks sweet Kim!!!

Oh well live goes on and around here that can be in any direction good, bad or indifferent!;-)
I am sitting here waiting on the warm temps we are to be getting, We do have to take some rain along with them but hey it is a trade off I can stand, just please be 60 degrees like the weather folks say!!

Have to take a break from my creative endeavors today to actually do some house work as in CLEAN.
Oh well into each life dirt does fall and there comes a time we HAVE to clean it least try.
I try to look at it as part of my calorie burn regimen.
I also get to wear my vintage Clean Up Apron!! Yeah me!!!

So I cross my fingers and go forth with my day in hopes no more drama will show up today other then on the TV with Law and Order reruns!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Day One

Well here I go...again. I had set this blog stuff up before or at least I thought I had . Must have been deleted ! haa.
Just like me to do things like that then go back maybe a year later and no more. See I have a 'time issue'. What I think was one year ago may have been 2, or weeks , days...get the picture.
I do hope I can remember to come here and share some of what I am doing at
the moment be it sewing or other 'home arts' as I like to call them.

At present I am trying to declutter mywork room so I can get on with projects I have planned for 2008.
I have grand kids and nieces I love to sew for, I plan on trying to finish up some of my own projects I have been workin on for a while.
I do hope those that visit will enjoy my ramblins on and maybe share some things with me as well.
Welcome to my crazy quilt life!!!