You may remember that I mentioned in a recent post that our washing machine was rigged up with tape and required a screwdriver to actually spin. I took pictures for you and for me. I would like to think this is industrious and a little ingenuity at work, but mostly I think it is just lazy and cheap.
She is used to my crazy requests and just took the basket from me an returned them clean and folded like 30 minutes later. She is awesome like that.
What I finally figured out is that is that there is a switch inside that hole that is normally pushed down by the lid when everything is as it should be. Well our switch under the hole was loose and hanging down and the lid wasn't able to reach it.
I took the entire washing machine apart and me and hubby taped that switch back into its correct position with pink duct tape. I was so proud that we had worked together so nicely. And that the repair had worked.
Sadly, the pink tape fix was only temporary. Within a few months it wasn't holding on good enough either.
Next solution, shove a screwdriver in the hole to make it spin.
That doesn't seem safe does it?
That would be all kinds of bad if that sucker drops in a spinning washer and gets spun out at 100 mph. I am sure I would get hit right between the eyes. I'm lucky that way.
So far, this method is working fine. I am sure eventually we are going to cram that screwdriver in and the entire switch is going to fall out into the washing machine.
We will deal with that when and if it happens.
Do any of you have home repairs that look like this? Do you use duct tape to fix things that you think might not actually call for duct tape? We do.
Speaking of things being broken, let me tell you about my next little picture...
Now, I ride with Connie periodically and as much as I hate that she was alone when she wrecked, I am so glad I wasn't with her. I do not do very well in emergencies and I am sure I would have made an already awful situation worse. I would have over reacted I am sure. Her chin would have been bleeding and I probably would have done CPR on her. So Connie, my friend count your blessings I wasn't there! And also, no more passing on a bike. EVER.
So that leads me to my final pictures of the day.
Our visit with Mr. Knowledge.
I had never met Mr. Knowledge until this weekend. It was Sunday afternoon and I was knee deep in craft stuff or laundry stuff or cooking stuff...just my stuff and little Chip was following me around begging to do the Science Experiment Kit that he had brought home from school on Friday. I had put him off all morning and finally I asked Hubby to take a crack at it.
Give me some tape Chip!
KIDDING! He did not light up Chip's tongue, although he probably deserved to be zapped. The went on to do some of the Morse Code part and then realized there was more.
I turn my back for a second and the next thing I know, Mr. Knowledge, as he was so lovingly referring to himself appeared with his graduation ensemble from college. Who even knows where their cap is twenty years after graduation?
Mr. Knowledge does, that's who!
And then there was light and the children celebrated!
Way to go Mr. Knowledge!!! You have wowed the children with you mad skills!
So this was a totally random post, covering lots of random topics! And, sadly I am probably going to be tied up with a big proposal for the next several days so this is all you will get for a while Mom and Dad!
Be patient, I will be back....or.....maybe I will see if Mr. Knowledge would be interested in a guest post.