I may need to start doing laundry more often.
Based on my initial statement, you probably think this Slice is about running out of some article of clothing. Well, just keep reading.
For the last 3 years, since retiring almost 6 years ago, my husband has taken care of much of the cooking and laundry for our family of 3.
One Sunday afternoon, while husband and son were at baseball practice, I decided to do the laundry...you know, to pitch in and help out.
I put the load of laundry in, added detergent, and selected the "Normal" cycle. Then, I pressed "Start".
The tub begins to turn...first, a rotation right; next, a rotation left. But, there isn't any water. Not even water-flowing sounds. Water usually flows down the inside of the washing machine door. But, it's not. Something must be wrong.
So, what would any logic person do? Exactly! I stopped the machine and called my husband.
Our conversation went something like this.
Me: Hey, did you turn the water off to the washing machine before we went on vacation last week?
Husband: No! Why?
Me: I'm washing clothes, and the machine is turning the clothes, but not filling up with water. (flashlight in hand; trying to read and understand the on/off arrows on the water shutoff knobs)
Husband: Oh, no!! I'm on my way home.
Fortunately, he wasn't far from home.
Making a bee-line for the laundry room with a most-concerned look on his face (surely it's broken and in need of repair-$$$$), he turns on the washing machine to restart the load.
Then, turns toward me with a look that says, "Are you serious?!!"
This time the conversation goes like this.
Husband: "You know, the machine tosses the clothes around for about 2-3 minutes before the water starts."
Me: (Looking like a goofball) "Oh!!"
I learned two things that day.
(1). I learned how my washing machine works.
(2). I learned to let my husband do the laundry.