Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Things I Know Because My Washing Machine Broke

When your washing machine breaks ...
... and you are lucky enough to have a grown daughter in the area ... she will not only let you use her machine ... she will very kindly take the laundry and wash it for you. What a sweetie!

When your washing machine breaks ...
... and you went to your grown daughter's to have cocktails (oh, fine, and also pick up the laundry) ... you will also video Skype with your other daughter in L.A.

It is almost as good as a family party, what with the drinks and the talking and these two people chatting in the background while those two people talk about how amazing Middlemarch is (never mind which two people, that isn't important).

You might have a second cocktail while you're at it. But the important thing is the family party.

When your washing machine breaks ...
... your daughter will ask you to stay for dinner and to watch a British TV show she just knows you will love. She will order a pepperoni pizza from Piggie Pies and ask them to put garlic on it. They press the garlic so it just adds a certain soupcon of depth. Who knew? We didn't but I plan to do it for every pizza I order in the future.

When your washing machine breaks ...
... and you have the new one installed, with a trial load of towels washing, which you keep checking because it is so much fun to watch it swish through the glass lid (what will they think of next?) ... it will sweetly let you know it is finished by singing a little song.  (I guess that is what they thought of next.)

It's got to do that, you know, because it is so quiet that you can't tell it is even running.

When your washing machine breaks ...
... you look at all the good things that came from it and you realize how small all your problems are and how great are your blessings.

2 comments:

  1. Love this! I was just thinking about your LA girl the other day. Hope all is well with her. A quiet washer. Marvelous. My dishwasher plays a tune when it is done. Pleasant, isn't it? Now if the dyer can learn, that would be wonderful!

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  2. Just had to buy a new washer and dryer. They both sing and have glass doors. Infinite fun for toddlers! It sure is nice to have someone close by to wash your laundry with, tho.

    Sharon

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