Thursday, November 12, 2009

patting myself on the back

I fixed our washer. It was broken and I fixed it. HECK YEAH! I'm seriously so excited about it. It would overflow every time you started a load, and you had to sit there and watch it fill, them manually stop it and turn it to the drain cycle. And then, when it would fill to rinse you had to manually stop it again. It was really scary because if you forgot about the rinse cycle it would overflow. (AH! thank goodness Russell's Dad had the presence of mind to put a drain in the laundry room.) It's been like this for a couple months and the laundry's been piling up because it's really hard to keep track of with Jonas. So, today I looked the problem up online and took it apart and fixed it. :)

Also, Jonas is asleep in his crib - and he has been for about half an hour now. If he lasts another half hour this will be groundbreaking. He'll sleep in his crib at night, but not for naps. It's the most frustrating thing in the world. He'll be totally asleep, I'll sneak him into his crib and he'll sleep for about ten minutes, then he'll start screaming and it'll take me about half an hour to get him back to sleep again. (Yeah, I've tried the cry-it-out thing but the screams just increase in strength and volume. I think he's too young... we'll see how it goes in a month or so.)

Here's my chance to get something done! I'm inspired by Andrea's energy and it's time to get moving over here. Laundry here we come! (photo)

(oh dang, I think I just heard Jonas sneeze... he's probably sitting in his crib just looking around not wanting to break the news to me that he's awake. cross your fingers!)


Dean, Andrea, and Tanner said...

Haha! Wow! I've definitely never taken apart the washer by myself before. You deserve a pat on the back!

Russell said...

anna you're my heroine! (like wonderwoman heroine, not like the drug heroin... well I guess you do have a drug like spell on me... never mind)

hans said...

Well well --So this is how things get done at Russell's house.

Lauren said...

"impressive" I'm surprised you looked up the manual though. Why didn't you just start taking things apart and smashing metal with a hammer. That usually works.