Friday, September 11, 2009

Best laid plans...

We are in the process of replacing some of the appliances in our house. To be exact, the dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer (aka washing machine in the UK) and dryer (aka tumble dryer in the UK). They were all due to be delivered tomorrow. However nothing goes to plan does it?

Last week I advertised my old washer/dryer and fridge. I washed every piece of laundry that there was in anticipation of being without a washer for a few days. Of course both the washer and dryer sold immediately, so I have been without them for a full week. My baskets are filled to overflowing now with dirty laundry.

We sold our fridge today and 2 men came to pick it up. Now this is not one of those wimpy little British fridges. This is a standard but huge American fridge, 3 feet wide X 3 feet deep X 6ft tall. Try getting that through the front door and down 4 steps. It was a bit scary, and I swear my heart stopped at the point where the fridge toppled over and threatened to land on the man underneath.

Anyway, I have just received a call saying that my new washer has not come in yet and they don't know when it will be available. So I guess I can either go to a launderette, ask my neighbor if I can wash my weeks load of washing in her washer, or hand wash it all in the bath tub. And I have no idea when my new washer will eventually turn up. Great.

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