Tylenol, hairdryers, contact lenses, hairspray, motorcars, email, antibiotics, running water, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, gps, cookies, and the list goes on.
But today I am especially thankful for a washer and a dryer.
Laundry is not my favorite chore. It seems to be ever present and even looming. Last week was filled with activities and busyness and when Thursday arrived laundry was piled high waiting, waiting, waiting...
I gathered it all together, separated it into whites, towels, reds, greens, blues, jeans, blacks and pastels. And, yes with 5 family members home and a week since any laundry was done, there were plenty of clothes to have each of those loads.
I started the hot water, added the Tide and the white load and left the room. When I returned a few minutes later the floor was wet. That is never a good sign. It was already late afternoon and I was planning on rotating laundry for the rest of the day and more on Friday. It would be an extended task this time followed by folding and hanging and folding some more.
Mike had just finished working and since he is Mr. Fix It I introduced him to the wet floor in the laundry room. What a man! We grabbed some towels to dry the floor. Put the washer through a spin cycle to drain the water and removed the clothes. He skillfully flipped it on its side and immediately discovered the problem.
He removed the culprit, took it to the parts store and I was doing laundry again within the hour.
I'm thankful for my washer and dryer but even more, I'm thankful for a husband who can fix stuff.