Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Two people (no wonder things are so expensive here!) showed up at 3 p.m. this afternoon to replace our washing machine. It's now 3:30, and they're already gone.

So how's the new machine, you ask?

It's...um...NOT the new machine.

It turns out that there has been some sort of snafu (I just LOVE that word!). The company ordered the wrong size machine, and the new one wouldn't fit into the spot where the old one was. Since the washer and dryer are stacked on top of each other, the washing machine has to be exactly the right size.


The repair "couple" put the old machine back in place, so at least "we" (read: "I") can still wash clothes until the new machine comes. I'll tell ya, being without a washing machine here would REALLY suck!

When I asked the repairlady how long it would be until we get the new machine, she told me that they could probably get the replacement for us by the end of the week. We're leaving for Paris on Friday morning, so this week is probably out. If they can't get it for Monday or Tuesday, then Mrs. TBF is going to have to deal with it on her own (yikes!) because I'm leaving for Chicago next Wednesday.


About the washing machine, that is - not about Paris or Chicago.


CanadianSwiss said...

That's a real bummer (the washer, of course), but I just couldn't resist... Wasn't it nice to have (not yet) neighbours like us??? ;)

Treff said...

I like the progression of "crap" to "sheisse" and then back to "bummer." :)