Wednesday, 19 January 2011


One of the good things about working from home is that I get to put on the washing.
One of the bad things about working from home is that I get to put on the washing.

Why does there have to be so many dials and nobs? What in the name of god is "half wash"?? Who only wants rid of half the dirt?

I only have two settings that I need/use, and have been sorely tempted to take a permanent marker pen to the front of the machine and rename these "cycles" to more sensible titles: "running gear" and "stuff that needs a good boiling" (though to be fair to the olfactory senses of others the two need not be mutually exclusive.)

Now there is a third category of laundry that doesn't fit into either of these cycles.... "What's that? Oh sod it I'll just leave it for Anne".

Anyway. Thought I'd broken the dam thing this morning. I'd bunged in my running gear earlier and went into the kitchen to make a coffee while it was going through its spin. I looked at the glass bowl/window-type-thing. There were red flashing lights inside the machine! Now, I'm not much of a technical expert but I know that's not right! It was all lit up with flashy birling red lights - it was like something from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

In a panic I stopped the machine.
I peered into the belly of the beast.... my LED arm band!! Been wearing it last night and obviously just threw it into my kit bag with all my sweaty gear. How it got switched on I'll never know.
Problem was, the drum was full of water. Did I stop the cycle and try to get it out? If I'd done that I risked flooding the kitchen floor.

Just left it... Seems to be OK. So there you go. ASDA's own LED armbands - 100% waterproof.

1 comment:

pb said...

we laughed a lot about this. Impressed it still works. See you Sunday if I survive leg3 of the Devils Burden.