I had a bit of a stressful weekend. I mustered up the strength to mow the lawn, came in and my wife had pushed the washing machine out and was trying to mop up water that was leaking from it. We pushed the dryer out and did the same thing. Then we got the washer out of the house (which leaked more water--necessitating more towels). Two kids had come home from camp that morning, so there were mountains of laundry to be done. We went to Lowe's got a new one. Carried it in, hooked it up, started it--and heard a noise sort of like a duck being ground into pate by large rocks. Unhooked it, removed it (spilling more water--by now we were out of towels and were using dirty laundry). Took it back to Lowe's, got a new-new washing machine. Brought it home, hooked it up. This time it worked.
Highly stressful day. But now, there are some silver linings. We have not one, but TWO secret forts. So the day was a success.
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