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.