That awkward moment when…

…the big fail of the day was discovered at 1:00 in the morning.

All I needed to complete was one run of laundry.  I have been catching up on laundry all week, and I needed to coax one more run through the washer and dryer in order to not have to worry about a clean wardrobe for a week or two.

It was not meant to be.

At midnight, I put my last run of laundry into the washer.  I put in the detergent, closed the lid, set the knobs and pressed start. You know how it goes.

At 1:00, I walk into the laundry room to switch the clothes from the washer to the dryer.  I was thinking how odd it was that I had somehow missed the angry BZZZZZZZZZZZT!!!!!!! that signals the washer has had enough, and the clothes are in the whatchoo see is whatchoo get stage of cleaning.

I walked over to the washer, which was stopped, and raised the lid…

…only to find that the interior was flooded with water.  I looked at the knob that indicates where the washer is in its cycle, and noticed that it had stopped halfway through the washing process.

I tried restarting the washer and adjusting the clothes in it before attempting another restart, all with no luck.  I woke my mother up for help (this is not as rude as it might seem, as my family is frequently up late into the night-we’re a group of night owls), and she tried a few things, to no avail.

Soooooooooo in other news, my parents bought a brand new washer today!

I have also been trapped in the house for most of the day! Why? The failure is not that I killed the washing machine (it was old and we thought it would die months ago), but that the clothes in the washing machine included all of my pairs of non-pajama pants, as well as a few critical undergarments.  Using the washer to dry the clothes has not been possible for most of the day, as the water from the washer leaked into the surrounding area, including the floor under the dryer.  We had to wait to dry that area until the washer was finished leaking, a process that lasted several hours.


What a day.

I only needed that washer to live for 30 more minutes, too.  However, while today has not been 100% optimal on the clothing front, it did give me the opportunity to relax and do nothing but play video games, read, and watch the Belmont Stakes (yay American Pharoah!) for a few hours.  It was one of those times that life conspired to force me to take a break and simply enjoy it.

It has definitely been worth it.  Hope your day has left you with less inconvenience or as much of a smile as mine has done for me.  Until tomorrow, happy failing!


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