Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Public Service Announcement Involving Washing Machines.

I am doing you all a favor by telling you
that it is a bad idea to crawl on top
of your washing machine to see
if your favorite shrug that has been missing
for months happened to fall behind it.

Your washing machine frame will crack
and bend without your knowledge
and then your machine will sound like
an old woman is trapped inside
beating the lid with a cane whenever you run it.

Then, if your husband takes it apart
and uses a hammer to reshape the frame,
don't overfill the machine
because the basket will get off balance
and break the frame again
and then it won't spin and
eventually blow the motor of your machine.

Trust me...
I've doing laundry by hand for months.
The water would fill up
and I would grab a hanger and beat the clothes
while they soaked.
Then wring them out
and force my poor dryer to cough them dry.
My laundry pile
became obese and stinky.

Until my Dad found out about it recently.
He promptly took pity upon me
and washed load after load of my clothes
at his house and then helped me fold them.
Sweet daddy!

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Then, he promptly paid a visit to Lowe's
and sent a big ol' truck over to my house.
It was very exciting!

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Now, I have a shiny new washer
that I have named Genie
because she is magical!
Look at how sexy she is!
Doesn't it look like she's winking at me?

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Thank you Dad!
You just made my battle with laundry so much easier!

15 comments:

Linda D. said...

Ahhh.. what a sweet story and how lovely you told it. I like your winking, lady washer, Genie and I like your dad for being there for you.

VandyJ said...

That is a pretty sexy washer. I'd love a new washer, but I'm doomed until ours dies. Hmmm, maybe a climb to "check" the back is in order.

Alyssa said...

She is pretty sexy! What a great Dad!!

singedwingangel said...

OK I hav washing machine envy now.. I want Genie

Holly said...

Genie is very sexy! And um...is your dad wearing a lovely vintage floral apron? Looks like it, not that there's anything wrong with that! I'm just sayin.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your dad!

Elle The Heiress said...

awww how sweet!

Lexi said...

haha, this is a fantastic post! Congrats on the sexy new washer!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Sarah said...

Your father is awesome! :)

Sue said...

What a great dad you have!

=)

Anne-Marie said...

What a sweet dad you have!! I definitely LOLed at your story though, because I am guilty of climbing on my washer to look behind it too (for whatever reason)! Thank goodness I haven't broken mine though, I must be one of the lucky ones ;)

vanilla said...

Now I get it: Leigh vs. Laundry haaahaha

nice machine, nice Dad

bettyl said...

What a sweet Daddy you have!! Try not to stand on this one!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh my goodness--I LOVE your dad. What a great dad.
And I love the shot of him folding laundry in an apron! He is awesome.

So glad y'all got a new washing machine--it's gorgeous!

lil songbird mama said...

I love it!! what an amazing dad you have!!