Monday, December 22, 2008

Sometimes I wish...

I had the skills of a plumber & washer machine repair person.

WHY you ask ??

Well for starters, my dear husband, left without showing me how to shut the water off and change the water filter on our water-thing-a-ma-bob. Well let me rephrase: shut off the water to the house - there are so many nobs out there. I know how to change the filter, but I am scared to try in fear of water spewing all over the place! Of course I am blaming this on him; even though I have watched him countless time and Im sure that he has showed me countless times, but the time that I wanted to learn, and was ready to pay attention was right before the deployment - stress galore - so lets add Plumbing 101 for Kristin! So, this little lesson got shoved to the end of the "to do list" and never got done. Now, my water pressure is pretty low. Im pretty sure I could pee with more force than my shower spits out!

Now on to problem number two: water temperature. I am not sure if because of the recent drop of temperatures that its taking longer for our water to heat up faster - it is coming from way down below the frozen ground from our well.... Well I looked at the damn contraption for nearly 45 min looking for a temperature gauge of some sort... unless its starting right at me, I couldn't find it. And there is NO owners manual to this thingy! I think its called a broiler?!

It doesnt help that most of my lady friends are military families and the husband is overseas...

OH - and to top it off my washer machine broke today - and its monday - and on mondays I do wash... so im going to be SUPER behind because the fix it man wont' come until the 26th. Thank god for warranty! I thought I would go a little "green" and buy the water efficient front loader ones - they are FAB - but barley a year and a half old it breaks...crappie...I must have a super dirty family...

UGH....

1 comment:

Natalie said...

You a set day to do laundry! That is great. I am always behind on laundry and it's a source of contention.

I love front loaders. My parents have one and I didn't know the difference until I had to use a top loader. Sweaters I had washed in the FL for months suddenly pilled. My clothes never came out as clean, etc. FL are so much more gentle on clothes!!! We have one here and I don't know how I'll ever go back to a top loader! When people say they can't afford a FL, I try hard not to say anything. Despite being more expensive, as you know, you use less soap, less water and your clothes last longer. The cost difference is made up quickly and I'm boggled how people can't figure out the math. You can Google and easily figure it out by finding comparisons everywhere. And, my father got a $150 rebate from his power company to buy one! How's that for a deal! Hopefully, yours will get fixed ASAP!