In true fashion of our last few years.....it's not the holidays for us without an appliance failure.
5 years ago it was the washing machine - this resulted in a rearranging & reprinting of the dingy dungeon like basement laundry room. Then a new washer and dryer and all the plumbing bills that go with the installation of them. Also included were several weeks of laundrymat trips - very costly but amazing how one can get 6 loads of laundry done in 2 hours.
Last year it was the fridge for my birthday. Another completely inconvient time
Today it was the washing machine. It luckily i had just moved one load of whites into the dryer and threw in another load of towels. That's when it all went to crap. Just as I started the machine the power went out. It came back on a few minutes later so I restarted the washer and hubby and I went about our business - when we got back home I went to move those towels to the dryer - well the door was still locked and there were error codes flashing. We looked them up - toast!
Finally we were able to get he door to open - not sure where it was in the wash cycle - I'm now at the 24 hr laundrymat re-washing those towels and the other 2 loads of colors - will dry and hang at home
Such a drag heading into the holidays. Will be calling the appliance store tomorrow to see about getting them to come out Monday - hopefully it's fixable - And this is silly but it's the first time I've ever had a matching set - I don't want an un matching set :-(.
Plus I don't remember if appliances are on super sale in January.