Sunday, January 29, 2012

I hate laundry and laundry hates me inspired giveaway

I don't know if I have ever mentioned this here before, but I hate laundry. Honestly, I do not just dislike doing laundry, I actually have a hatred for laundry. It turns out that laundry hates me too.

Recently our laundry machine has been having some issues. One day I came home and the washing machine had leaked all over the laundry room, all because the pesky door is not shutting all the way. To top that off the darn thing has not been draining right and making this awful high pitched buzzing sound.

Tonight, the washer just stopped. Now, I may hate laundry, and although I kind of wanted to celebrate not having to do laundry, I knew that an error on the display and the fact that just stopped working was not a good thing. I pulled out all the laundry and tried again, with just a few items of clothing in the washer. I figured that must of overloaded it. I mean the more you can get in there the less loads you have to do, right? However, that didn't work, which means I had to get my darling husband got involved. Being the techie type, not mechanical type, he looked it up on the internet. One suggestion was up plug it and try again. Yeah I thought, and I am sure he did too, no tools involved.

He tried running it again and the same error occur. I was sure we were in for either, a big repair cost, or a new laundry machine. Suddenly my husband disappeared. Fifteen minutes or so later, I decided to see what happened to him. Surely the laundry monster could not of eaten him. There he was on the laundry room floor. My first thought was, "oh no the laundry monster has got him!" However, it just turned out the next suggestion, on the internet of course, was to clean the drain trap. After giving me some dirty looks and telling me to get lost (ok maybe it was nicer than that, but that was the implied meaning of you need to move) he went on trying to fix it.

Then, I heard "get some towels, the absorbent kind!" Like a good wife, I resisted all urges I had to mock him (I mean really is there another kind) and got some towels. A whole bunch of towels, as the next thing I heard from the laundry room was "WOW! They were right when they said a bunch of water would come out!" My reply of "and you didn't get towels first?" was not appreciated.

It turns out it was the drain trap. Oh the things you will find in a drain trap. Some very interesting things indeed. Now I have to rewash all the laundry that has been sitting in the basket for a few hours. So while I had nothing better to do then sit and make sure my laundry machine really is working again, I thought I would have a giveaway and tell you my little story.

Since I hate laundry and laundry hates me, I am going to giveaway a charm pack (no need for washing those before quilting).

via Missouri Star Quilt Co.
This is a really sweet charm pack that was donated to me by my mom, just for a blog giveaway. I was saving it for some fun celebration, but this seemed like a good time. This charm pack was purchased by my mom from Missouri Star Quilt Co., which is why I feel no guilt in using pictures from their site.

via Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Although, the charm pack has very lovely prints, it wasn't quite what she had wanted, and she has a plethora of fabric. So rather than returning it, she donated it to me for a giveaway on my blog. Thanks Mom! I personally like the purples.

If you would like this lovely charm pack to come home with you, you just have to fill out the rafflecopter entry widget below. I will make this simple and fun. Leave a blog post about "What interesting things do you think I found in my washer's drain trap?" I will give you a hint, it was not paper, and there were four interesting things, which I will share when I post the winner of the charm pack. All answers will get an entry. You must answer in the comment section and fill out the rafflecopter info and check off that you did the blog post for the entry to count. I will give a bonus entry for a second guess and another bonus entry if you follow me and tell me how you do.

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31 comments:

  1. I was going to suggest the drain trap. This happened to our washer, too. Ugh. Let's see, maybe you found some coins.. maybe a cap to an ink pen? .... gum or candy.. hair clips or elastics? Hmm. Those are my best guesses. Now, I will see if I can figure out the rafflecopter thingy. ;o) Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  2. Hmm..socks?? I lost my baby socks on the washing machine before.

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  3. If your drain trap is anything like ours, it will contain at least one underwire from a bra, a few buttons, soggy tissues which haven't dissolved and tiny stones from DH's overall pockets.

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  4. Missing any fat quarters?

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  6. Oooh I hate laundry too. I had my laundry leak water all over the floor on me a few weeks ago. For me, it turned out I accidentally bought non-HE detergent. Then the next week, I left the detergent on top of the machine and the vibration of the machine knocked it on the floor and I had half a bottle of soapy mess to clean up. Yep, laundry is horrible!

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  7. I follow you on Blogger.com

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  8. Hmmm, maybe you found one of those sneaky missing socks?

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  9. Hmmm, I know when we had to clean our drain, we found lots of hair,
    lint, and soap residue.
    Maybe you found some chewing gum? Or maybe a chapstick?

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  10. I bet there was a coin, I always find quarters.

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  11. Hair ties, that's another usual find in our house.

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  12. I follow you on Blogger.

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  13. FOLLOW YOU ON GFC!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  14. Hmmm I would think you would find cash, candy wrappers, socks, and tissue paper.

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  15. I follow you on google friend connect.

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  16. Having issues with your washing machine is never every fun!! going on what I have found before.....tampons, coins, and half a sock

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  17. hmmm maybe the cap to a pen or food

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  18. i follow you on google friend connect

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  19. I bet you found an underwire from one of your bras.

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  20. I blogged about your giveaway today at: http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2012/01/jennifers-sometimes-creative-life.html

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  21. I bet you found some change and paperclips too. Oh, I follow you via Google...

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  22. I'm going to say some small kind of toy

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  23. Maybe also some food or money?

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  24. I'm guessing you found money, gum, plastic wrappers, and hair stuff (like ponytail holders, clips, and the like). That's what I always find in the bottom of the washer when I pull the clothes out...that and nails, but my husband's a carpenter and sometimes he doesn't empty his pockets as well as I'd like. =)

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