Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's Like A Giant Hairball...

...Puked forth from a large cat. A mountain lion sized hairball. Wet, rotting, and putrid.

This is what has been blocking the water drain on my washing machine, causing the clothes to finish the cycle dripping wet, with detergent residue still on them.

Clockwise from top:

Wet, partially decomposed paper, with entangled pony tail elastic.
A used bandaid.
The valet key to my Honda Odyssey (I've been looking everywhere for that thing!)
A dime and a penny.
My favorite silver necklace that I'd given up as lost forever. It is ruined beyond hope. :sob!:
Four bobby pins.
A ball inflating needle.
An Emery board.

Thankfully, my appliance was still under warranty, and so the $87.59 repair bill was waived. The repairman was in my house for less than 15 minutes. Dude. That's $350 per hour!!!

I guess I need to do a better job checking pockets from now on!


  1. Hmmmm...that makes me wonder...I'll go check mine out right after I comment! Because i know you love your comments!

    Anyway...I want to know what mommom wants to know...where ARE those dang socks?

  2. I'm guessing they're hiding somewhere under the dryer. It's a co-dependent appliance conspiracy!!!

  3. $350/hour!?!?!? We are in the wrong business!!! :)

    Too bad about that "favorite silver necklace". There goes your final hopes of turning "girly". :) Or is this WHY you aren't girly???

  4. I sometimes leave paper in my shirt pockets, little bits everywhere.

    It's alson a real chore to check 6 peoples pockets for stuff.

  5. Wow. That's a nice collection you've got going on!

    Hey, I really like your blog so I nominated you for a blog award (kinda cheesy, I know!); check it out on my blog if you're so inclined. :)

  6. I must admit, I am a little sad it is fixed. I loved the excuse of laundry for having you at my house all day. Of coarse then none of mine got done so my family is probably happy it is fixed.

  7. Sigh. I wish that was the reason my washing machine is producing sopping wet clothes.

    In my case, it's 12 years old and losing it's will to spin. I need to buy a new one, but I'm hoping that if I ignore the problem, it'll go away.

    That works, right?