Good Morning Friends,
It is a rainy morning here. It sounded so nice when I first woke up, but it is keeping things a bit darker than normal. I guess it kind of suits my mood. Ha!
The washing machine is still not fixed! The repair guys were out yesterday and installed a new motor and capacitor as was recommended for the problem I was having. They were in and out before Noon. After lunch I put a load of sheets in to wash. When the cycle was done I took them out. They felt heavier and wetter than normal - almost like the spin cycle hadn't fully run its course or something. Anyway, those sheets went into the dryer and another load went into the washer. But, it would not work...again...all the lights flashing but nothing.
Long story - I called the repair place back and the guys came back out around 3:30. They could not get it to work either despite several different things they tried. A new mother board has been ordered for my machine. They are also going to try (if they can get away with it) ordering another motor and capacitor (since those are not always good...which doesn't give one a lot of hope...). They are hoping to be out much faster than in a week, but time will tell. Depends on when the new stuff is shipped to them.
Surprisingly, I was not upset or nasty or ugly. I actually laughed. I surprised myself (and Fletch!! lol). but really, as I said to someone - first world problems you know? And, it is something completely out of my control, so why get upset.
On another disappointing front, it does not look like we will be taking vacation as planned. I asked for some time off in October and I cannot take it. Not really a surprise to me. Our fiscal year ends with the close of September so between year-end processes and new year processes, I am going to be swamped with reports and things that HAVE to be done. We could maybe get away at the end of September, but that is when C&M will be in town for a little bit and we do not want to miss them. So...we won't be taking the week plus that we had hoped.
Oh well, again, I am not surprised and you know what? Next year will be different...for sure!
Moving on to more pleasant things. I had 7 inches cut off my hair on Wednesday!! Woo-Hoo! No pictures as of yet, but at some point I will show it. I feel so much lighter! Actually, I had been starting to get headaches and I think it was the weight of the messy bun or ponytail. My hair now just comes to my shoulders and I really like it.
And look! New garden produce:
We have turnips!! After not doing all that well earlier (we were wondering if they would even sprout), yesterday we discovered they had sprouted and indeed grown! Last night I cut them up and roasted them with a bit of EVOO, salt & pepper and a sprinkling of sage. Delicious! These turnips are actually very sweet and mild - almost like a radish taste. Fletch managed to plant a bunch more turnip seeds for a Fall crop.
Turnips are one of those things I did not like (at all) when I was growing up. Parsnips too. Now I can't get enough of either of them.
Tomorrow's plans naturally include meeting up with Dee - this time we are going to meet at the Lansdale Farmers' Market first before coffee and knitting. That is near C&M's house, so I will stop there afterwards to water plants and check the mail.
That will do it for me. Enough said! Here's hoping we all have wonderful weekends!!