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.|
|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.