On top of all the fun we’ve been having, last week our washing machine decided it had washed it’s last load and decided to go up in a puff of smoke (literally – I HATE the smell of burning appliances).
I can complain really – we got it for free from Dave’s Mom last year. It replaced our previous washer, which we got for free over 15 years ago (and it was 10 years old when we got it). We’ve literally never had to buy a washing machine. (We’ve been through three dryers in that time – all three used, and only one of which we had to pay money for).
Still… it’s rather inconvenient timing.
Dave wanted to hop on Kijiji and find us a new used washer. But with only a few weeks left in the townhouse, I said – what’s the point of hauling one home, having to lug it down to the basement, hook it up, only to have to unhook it again and lug it back up the stairs in just a few weeks.
Happily, I have an awesome Mom with a HUGE washing machine, and she’s more than happy to let me use it once a week until we move.
So, last Thursday, I took my laptop (a benefit of working remotely – I can work from anywhere with internet), three loads of laundry, and headed to Mom’s.
She was still a work, so I threw a load in and settled down to get some work done. I knew the moment Mom got home!
It took a couple hours to finish all my laundry, but I didn’t have much work to do, so I soon settled in to get some knitting done on my lone sock project.
I’m now through the heel and onto the gusset. I’m very happy that I decided to keep a simple pattern. I don’t think my brain could handle anything complicated right now. Part of me is longing to cast on something super lacy – it’s probably a very good thing all the yarn is packed up and out of reach.