Thursday, July 12, 2012

When it comes to Saturday nights, our fun knows no bounds

If you follow me on twitter/instagram, you may already know the type of fun that Inspector Climate and I get up to on the weekend.

It involves the kitchen floor,  a love heart bucket, and some very wet clothes.  Kinky? Hardly.

If you've been reading for a while you may remember this when a year ago we moved into this very apartment with the lovely smells of dead mouse, a sleeping talking (then) boyfriend, and a heart shape bucket?

And so, on Saturday night we relived part of that memory.

There was our washing machine - not spinning happily anymore. Just sitting filled with water.  Why yes, those are a pair of orange and pink undies, I'm glad you asked.


We've improved our technique in draining our front loader since that first faithful wash. We now know that opening up the door is NOT the correct method and will involve a flooded kitchen and a VERY sad D.

In the past, this has made me pretty upset. I hate the idea of more water getting into our apartment. An apartment that already has mold issues and dampness doesn't need a flooded kitchen.  I hate the idea of things not working - and not knowing what to do about it.

I always get anxious and Inspector Climate tries to send me out of the kitchen, but it's like a train wreck, I can't leave him there to fix it. What if he needs me! What if my expertise and help is needed? WHAT IF?

But then, as we sat on the kitchen floor together, slowly draining our washing machine and remembering the last five times this has happened.  And sure, I would have rather spent my Saturday cuddling on the couch and watching an episode - or three - of West Wing.

But when it comes down to it, sitting on the kitchen floor with Inspector Climate and draining our washing machine, that turned out to be pretty fun too!




13 comments:

  1. Well a heart shaped bucket is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Was there ever anything less romantic than a bucket? Why not make it into a heart shape!

    Sorry about your washing machine- my first apartment sounds very similar to yours, I had serious mould problems and my washing machine frequently did this. Lucky for me I wasn't physically able to open the door, however somehow it managed to leak everywhere anyway! xxx

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  2. So how does one empty a washing machine without opening the door? And is there no landlord to irately call and demand the fixing of said machine?

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  3. That is nuts!! I'm so sorry you have to deal with the damp and the non-draining washing machine issue, but at least you've got a great partner in crime to work through it with :)

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  4. You two are adorable!
    I think it is time to majorly complain to the landlord. Isn't that the whole point of renting? That you don't have to deal with that stuff??

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  5. I'm pretty sure au have those same knickers but I wish I had one of those buckets, very cute. I'm sorry you had to spend your Saturday night like this but I'm glad the two of you were having fun anyway!!

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  6. I am so curious how you manage to drain the water without it getting everywhere... and I LOVE that heart shaped bucket!

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  7. Omg I would get so pissed off if my washer didn't drain. Doing laundry is already a pain as it is!

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  8. I do not envy you. I'd be calling the landlord asking why you have to manually drain your washing machine...

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  9. The pic of you two is adorable. The heart shape bucket is TOOOOO cute. I would complain to the landlord asap. That's a major appliance. Or tell him or her to cut off so much of your rent (figure out a fix amount, of course) that you feel you are losing by wasting your time and money by washing them manual or going to a local laundry mat.

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  10. Definitely a bonding activity! Hahaha. 'Here's hoping to your washing machine suddenly fixing itself. Like magic.

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  11. The machine can suck it. I mean, what the HELL, machine? Five times...I would've kicked it and walked off.

    Okay, no, I wouldn't have...but I wouldn't have liked it! Sorry you guys had to deal with it for the FIFTH time. It helps that you guys made the best out of a crappy situation...plus that's a sweet photo of the two of you!

    So I guess this panned out to be a "lemons = lemonade" type situation after all, huh? :-)

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  12. Fun times. As you know, we have had our fill of leaky things lately. It makes you tougher. That's all I can say :)

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  13. Oh man! I remember seeing that photo and wondering what it was about. Now I know! can you call a maintance company or if its under warrenty they can look at it?

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