I got a washing machine!!!! Buh-bye five gallon buckets! 😀 Ok, it was only two weeks of washing in buckets, but man oh man, do I appreciate my washer sooooo much more now. Especially for the spinning out of the water that it does, so much more better than I can wring things by hand. Yeah, I know I posted before that if I ever needed to, I would buy a mop bucket with a wringer to squeeze the water out of clothes. BUT a mop bucket would be senseless in this house. Every (even the kitchen) floor is carpeted!!! Ok ok, maybe I could have gotten it for the bathrooms, but that’s like eight square feet of tile, if that. Eh. Any which way, no real use for a mop bucket and wringer after the laundry fiasco was solved, besides saving it for the end of the world. 😛
So, laundry fun…. it took a 10 and 14 yo to tell me how to even turn the dang washer on. Meh. Once you get it to light up, there are like 40 different cleaning options to choose from. You can delay your wash load up to 19 hours!!!! I guess I could feel like I got a jump on the day if I set it to start an hour before I got up in the morning. LOL
And here are some snippets from the users manual, because there are just some things that you neeeeeeeed to be told? Hummm.
*Do not add gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or explosive substances to the washer.
*Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. <b>Wash hands after handling! </b>
I am just a wee little skeered of that one. I mean like, every time I touch my washer for ever after I have to wash my hands. I reckon my children and animals shouldn’t lick it or anything. Just a little skeered.
*Destroy the carton and packing material after unpacked!
Not just discard… not just remove…. DESTROY!!!!!! Weird thing is I could give it to my 10 yo and the cats, and they could destroy it easily enough, but it warns not to even think about having children or animals anywhere near it! How did we ever survive growing up and running two blocks to the appliance store to make forts out of all the refrigerator boxes we could carry home?
*Do not tamper or play with controls.
Derp, I’d never get no laundry done if I don’t get to play with this thing.
*Danger: You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow these instructions immediately!!!!!
Ok ok, sheesh!!!! No need to bring out the hit men! I’ll follow the instructions, I’ll follow them!!! Sheeesh!
So anyway, if you don’t hear from my again I’ve probably exploded in some ghastly washing machine electrical nightmarish way or been taken out by some whacky group of washing machine hit men! Either that or I’m prolly just knitting, and hanging laundry. 😉