After spending 54 years from birth to 2008 living in Iowa I was presented with an opportunity to live in Fairbanks, Alaska. My blog is a diary of the adventure to get to Alaska, day to day life in Alaska, as well as facts for loved ones left behind in the Lower 48. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Laundry Gone Awry

Started a load of laundry last night before going to bed with the hopes of drying it this morning before we left for Ames. Well, I opened the washer this morning and....surprise! The washer had stopped running mid-cycle and was full of water.

After doing considerable troubleshooting (and yes, bailing out water and removing half of the load in case the washer "thought" it was overloaded) I started it again. Worked fine for probably a minute, then shut off. Did this several times, including whirling the dial a bit to see if maybe one particular cycle was attitudinal, and same thing occurred time after time.

Lessons learned:
1. At the present time I am working harder than the washer.
2. Clothes are still soaking wet and sitting in the washer.
3. Will have to call a serviceperson to take a look at it and take away some of our $.

Hopefully there still IS a Maytag repair"man".

It's a good thing this is not the week I'm preparing an adult sermon it might be too depressing for adults to hear. However I just might be able to use this as my children's message tomorrow, how a broken washer and it getting fixed is similar to our lives when we sin and God washing us clean over and over and over. Could probably also throw in a lesson about faith in there too, as in having faith that the repairman will be able to repair it. And a lesson on patience and, oh the possibilities are endless!

For now, the washer will have to wait. There's Allysa and dancing in Ames waiting to entertain us.

Happy to have shared this moment with you and hopefully put a smile on your face this bright, sunny, gorgeous Iowa morning.

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