Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Case of the Missing Laundry...

It was a dark and stormy night... well - no - not actually... but that just seemed to add an air of mystery to the story don't ya think?
Anyway - since beginning my new life as a domestic diva I've been getting up at 5:30 AM each work day with my husband. OK - he gets up earlier than that and sets the alarm for me for 5:30 when he's in the shower.

I get to do all sorts of domestic diva sorta things... like make coffee, feed the dogs, prepare our breakfast. He's usually out the door at 6:15 AM and I've managed to not go back to bed... which is what I'd really like to do. But since I'm unemployed right now due to the move (and wouldn't mind staying that way) I figure I can make this domestic diva thing work.

Anyway - today after having breakfast with hubby and sending him off to work I went about the business of the day. Unstack/stack dishwasher, run vacuum, gather and sort laundry. I started the washer for the first of 3 loads I needed to do. Then I puttered around the kitchen. I needed to peel potatoes to make cornbeef stew later. I cubed those and left them soaking in water. I had to put the gate back in place in the kitchen doorway - silly dogs seem to object to having it there and keep taking it out of place. While doing that I heard the washer stop. So when I finished up I walked over, flipped up the lid...



nothing... NOTHING? Huh?

I did what any reasonable person would do...
I closed and then opened the lid to the washer again...


Still NOTHING! (now I'm hearing the Twilight Zone tune in my head)

I open and look into the dryer... did I already put them in there and forget to turn them on? Nope... Nothing, Nada thing in there either.

At this point I'm more than a little confused - I know I started the machine, I remember measuring and pouring the liquid soap in... remember listening to it run through the cycles...

So I look over at the baskets on the floor...

3 full baskets of laundry!

Mystery solved... laundry found! I ran the washer with water and soap only.


All this before 8:14 AM. At which point I poured myself a much needed 2nd cup of coffee.

6 comments:

Teri said...

I'm so glad you solved your mystery. My washer would have run the entire cycle without my ever realizing that it was empty as it's in the basement. I have though done this, put everything in the washer, clothes, soap, bleach (if needed) and softener closed the door, thought I pressed the button to get the load started and come back 40 minutes later only to find out that the load in the dryer is dry and the load in the washer has yet to be cleaned! Ugh.

Teri

Dawn-Marie said...

Yep you need more coffee. At least that is one less load to fold.LOL

Dawn-Marie

smiledarlin said...

I will be sure NOT to let DH read this post... doing domestic chores!?!?! He will want me to!!

What I hate is when you leave the lid up on the washer and come back to find it FULL of water and sitting READY to wash... IF YOU WOULD ONLY CLOSE THE LID!

Mama Koch said...

Forget the coffee...just go back to bed for awhile! You're tired!

Shan Marie said...

I am sorry, I had to laugh!! I have done that before too.. It is a sign that you should take a morning nap after Tom leaves before you start the chores! It helps!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I just had to laugh. Out loud yet. I guess I should go down and check my washer. Hopefully there are clothes in there that need transferring to the dryer.

hugs
Bon