Friday 15 March 2019

There are worse things than a buggered washing machine!

I don't seriously think that someone somewhere is sticking pins in a voodoo doll of me, we're just going through a run of bad luck, I'm sure the tide will turn eventually.  In the light of what's happened this morning in New Zealand, a broken down washing machine is nothing.  When I was a child at home, we had a twin tub...when that broke down, mum used to wash clothes in the kitchen sink and bedding in the bath, until she could afford to get it repaired.  My washing is in the bath right now.  It's an inconvenience, and getting it wrung out will be the worst thing, but that's all it is, just an inconvenience.  Paying to get the machine repaired will be challenging, but we'll do it somehow.

You've all been very kind with your lovely warm comments, but I'm sure you must all be fed up with reading about our troubles, and having to commiserate.  So I'm not going to say anything else, until there's something upbeat, positive and happy to talk about.

Mum is considering her options and we're arranging for her to talk to a Macmillan nurse.  

That's all for now, thank you everyone xx


  1. Not fed up at all. Very sad for you, but that's not the same thing at all. Share, if it helps, Sooze.
    Much love.

  2. I had a similar year in 2010, everything at once, I do feel for you both, when health is involved it does get harder. Macmillian nurses are wonderful.

  3. Sooze if it helps to talk I never mind to listen to anything you want to talk, a trouble shared is a trouble halved.

    Hazel c uk

    1. Makes sense hazel c UK, if we all listen maybe more of her worries will be halved with each of us.
      Sooze, honest , I hope the sun shines for you today.

  4. I used to love my twin tub!

  5. Same as Joy says Sooze.
    Horrific news from New Zealand...I just had to check it out as I haven't seen any news yet this morning.

  6. Like Dc above, I also used to love my twin tub! Oh but the colour of the water in between changes!! I had some big wooden tongs to pull the washing out of the wash tub across into the spinner. Our first son had just been born in 1988 so I was late to the "automatic" party! I remember my wash day used to take hours - then there was the drying.
    I hope your luck changes soon!

  7. So sorry to hear you have more worries and expenses.Must be the end of all the bad luck soon

  8. You really are going through it. All good wishes

  9. Surely the only way for you and your family now is up - you have had so many problems recently but I would not worry about your readers getting fed up with hearing about them - I am sure we would all help you in anyway we could if there was ever anything we could do - listening is the least we can do for you at the moment. Take care x

  10. What Joy said! xx

  11. Evening Sooze

    I (along with many of your readers) cannot believe this absolute 'run of bad luck' you're having. I truly hope the washing machine is the last of your bad luck and your luck change for the better asap. You took me back in time mentioning a twin-tub. I remember times when the spin dryer was overloaded and it would make such a racket and immediately lifted the lid to remove some items very quickly. As you say, you are working round some 'lumps and bumps' until the road becomes smooth again. Keeping you all in my thoughts and sending you hugs.




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