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Sunday, October 9, 2011

The House Where Things Go to Break

I live in that house. I am going to email Leo this post so that maybe, if he sees it in writing, he'll make an effort to fix things or get them fixed. So far, this is what we have going on:

1. Our family room television. It still goes to half screen with one side all black. Our remote doesn't work again so watching TV there is a pain in the butt. I can't get Mickey's Clubhouse very easily so mornings have become even more chaotic with Gia not being occupied by her favorite show.

2. The DVD player in the family room. This might work but I have no idea how to work it so it falls under the category of "things we have in the house that we can't use."

3. Our printer for our computer. This makes me crazy because the schools are doing more with the kids typing things at home and printing them out at home. I hate being the parent that has to email the teacher to print it out at school.

4. My computer. Still dead. Still sad about it.

5. The microwave above the stove. A big old sigh...it's annoying.

6. The toilet upstairs in the master bathroom. Something is going on with the flush.

7. The jets in the hot tub in the master bath. We didn't use the hot tub very often but when we do want to, it would be nice if it worked.

8. Our backyard. This isn't really broken but it is not in usable condition so it fits. The dog run area is perfect for the Halloween season because it looks like a horror scene.

9. Our screen door even though it isn't a screen but I call it that in the hopes that someday it will be. It won't close without pulling it shut and even then, it's tough to close.

10. The last thing worth mentioning broke yesterday. Our washing machine. This is a huge one in this house. With four kids, their clothes alone keep that machine running all day. Add to that all the uniforms and a husband that feels the need to wear several shirts a day, I cannot be without a washing machine. I am not Caroline Ingalls. I don't have the time or the talent to wash clothes by hand. I mean, I have no choice at the moment but it won't last. Pretty soon, I'm going to buy enough underwear to last until we get this one fixed (Leo's way) or we get a new one (my way).

I'd like to chuck it all and pack it up and move but that isn't likely to happen so....I'm destined to live in the house where things go to break.

2 Comments:

At October 10, 2011 at 6:22 AM , OpenID declareorder said...

I think my list of broken things might be longer :) Paying on Bat Mitzvah for a while first. Feeling your pain about washer. I'm offering ours - then you could still dry the clothes at your house! Have the kids shuffle the wet clothes back and forth in a wagon. Ha!

 
At November 4, 2011 at 2:13 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Is it wrong that knowing your list might be longer makes me feel a little better? Thanks for the offer. If it had gone longer, I'd have taken you up on it!

 

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