The weekend before I started back to work I was trying to catch up on chores. I had about eight loads of laundry to do, all spread out and sorted on the laundry room floor when we noticed a trail of water leaking into the kitchen from the laundry room.
We went into the laundry room to see the steady stream growing into a pond! Indeed, our hand me down, hand me down, hand me down washer had finally broken. So we sopped up water and sopped up water, and then we went to lowes. We found a very good deal on a front loader washer, and thanks to my mom and dad's christmas gift of a lowes gift certificate, had a good start toward buying it.
It was delivered a couple of days later and our clothes were saved! Then, only a week and a half after we got our new washer, I did two loads of clothes. The next morning I got up to discover our pipes had frozen to our washer!
To add insult to injury...our pc, printer, and router are not working properly, and the car needs new tires...*sigh* always all at once, you know??