the good, the bad, and the snuggly
good: the laundry floor, the hall carpet, and the garage floor are all very clean.
bad: the washing machine didn't register that its bowl was full, and poured about forty litres of water on the floor and up the hall.
good: the insurance company is paying for the clean up.
bad: the washing machine refuses to light up. it has died. *after* it poured about forty litres of water on the floor and up the hall.
good: a reconditioned washing machine will cost a third of the price of a new one. and it will have a warranty.
bad: no washing machine until friday.
good: in the interim, my adorable friend julie keeps popping our washing into her machine and hanging it on her line.
bad: toys and other paraphernalia from under the three boys' bed, in their wardrobe and all over the floor are now residing in our lounge: in boxes, out of boxes, over chairs, and all over the floor...
good: there will be no more procrastinating *cleaning out* the boys' room (aka mini-skip)
bad: there are three really noisy blowers and two dehumidifiers making a h*ll of a racket in the midst of the chaos.
good: no problem, we are just entertaining all and sundry visitors on any available space, and the kids can even hear the dvd over the noise of the blowers. it's turned up to a thousand decibels, but they can hear it.
snuggly: looks like we're sleeping marae-styles tonight: so it's first in, best bed....