Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You wanna talk improvisation? I gotcher improvisation right here...

I've got lots of water and barely enough electrical power to run a laptop. Landlady's got lots of electrical power, and no water. Between us, we're a homestead.

My washing machine is still over at her place, there being no dreaming way it'd ever run at the Lair. And that was fine, until the last cold snap when her pressure pump puked a seal - again. So now, until we can get that fixed she's got no water. Since I installed that check valve last week I've got water out the whazoo but that doesn't help with this heap of dirty laundry, which I really must deal with while the weather's nice. Sure I could wash it by hand, but that's like Plan Z. Been there, done that, hate it.

So here's a lovely irony: I'm driving the Jeep back and forth, hauling water in bottles from the Lair to Landlady's place, where I don't even live anymore. Pour enough into the washing machine to get the cycle going, then load up the empties and go get more for the rinse. Did it yesterday for one load and I'll do it again this morning after the first load comes off the line.

Hey, it works. Whadaya want from me?

5 comments:

DonkeyBuster said...

I'm gettin' you an apron (a manly apron of course) & some bobby pins to put yer hair back in a long suffering bun...

Veeeery domestic in an outback sort of way. Good-o!

And congrats on the dish at the Lair. =0)

suek said...

Uncle Murphy has taken up permanent residence??

MamaLiberty said...

Murphy is an optimist... :)

Miss Violet said...

Hey, ya gotta do, what ya gotta do.Haha, that's the farmer coming out in you Joel, you just work around a thing until you make it work, one way or another, lol.

Bustednuckles said...

I guess it beats getting three dollars of quarters eaten by some piece of shit machine at the local laundromat...