I am able to laugh about this today, though yesterday was a bit more challenging.
As you know, the piping for the washing machine wasn’t allowing proper drainage, so the kitchen was getting flooded (yes, the washing machine is IN the kitchen). The problem was ‘fixed’ yesterday with a technique I had not seen before.
After – The pipe (bottom blob) that the washing machine hose (bottom left) drains into has been completely filled/covered with a type of ‘caulking’ – came out like hair mousse and then dried. The ‘fix’ not only prevents water from coming up the pipe, but also has stopped my washing machine from draining!!!
Yesterday I put a load of wash in and the washing machine would not drain. I tried EVERYTHING but to no avail.
So, what did I have left to do but use my trusty bucket (as I mentioned in a previous post, I REALLY appreciated getting that free bucket from the owner) and bailed out my washing machine.
After bailing out the water I then had to wring out all the clothing by hand. I must say that I have A LOT of respect for the generations of woman before me that did this on a regular basis. Also, if I had to do that on a regular basis, I would have only 10 articles of clothing TOTAL and wear things dirty … you might think I am kidding, but YOU try and wring out all of your laundry! :o)