I have a washing machine again - one that *works*. It only took about 30 minutes, too - AND they cleaned out my dryer and tuned it up. (Did you know that the lint trap isn't the only thing you're supposed to clean on a dryer? I didn't. There was 4 years of Ick in there.......the good news is, it didn't go *poof*. The better news is, I now know how to get in there and vaccum it out (1x year, pleaseandthankyou!)
The dishwasher is still sounding like it's about to explode, but the repairman was very nice and listened to it for me. "Oh!" he said. "Check the cut-off valve under the sink." So...I did. Nope - we hit 2.1 on the richter scale. "Ahh..." he said. "It's the mumblesomthing valve. It'll run ya about $165 in parts and labor. You can use it as is with no problem, though - just go outside when it's fillin' up. Once the water hits a certain level, it'll get quiet again." *whew* Since he used to be *the* only repairman in this area, I believe him...but I'm still calling Sears back next month to get it fixed. I can only handle so much rumbling from my appliances. :grin:
Finished my bookmark, and have already started a different one. *This* one is looking much better - so far, my tension is pretty uniform, as are my picots. We'll see how it goes.... Next up will be a Celtic something or other..then on to trim! (I lead SUCH an exciting life, don't I? :grin:)
It's supposed to be sunny this weekend, so I'll try to get pictures. Have a doctor's appointment, though - and I'd like to visit the Llamas. We'll see...