Saturday, 13 October 2012

Laundry adventures

So yesterday, I decided that our bedroom curtains needed washing. They haven't been washed since we moved in, and who knows how long before that it was. Put them in the washing machine, go outside to do a bit of weeding and wonder what the strange clunking noises are. Go back inside to discover that the washing machine was doing a strange dance and that water had leaked all over the laundry floor. 
So, time to clean up.
Remove everything from the laundry and put it outside in the sun (thank goodness it was a nice day). 
Get all the leftover towels to try and mop up the water.
Try to get the curtains out of the washing machine (they were still on a rinse cycle and waterlogged. Very heavy). Fail. Hurt my back.
Go sit down for a while.
Try again (using different angles). Success! Got the curtains out. Put the washing machine back on for the rinse and spin (this time one curtain at a time). 
Curtains still manage to go outside on the washing line and get dry to put them up.

I relax for the rest of the day.

Today, Andrew helped me clean up behind the washing machine as it was still all wet from yesterday. Now, we've got a heater pointed in the laundry with the hope that it will dry out the room a bit better. Hopefully later today or tomorrow we can move stuff back in there.

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