Thursday, 19 March 2009

Hot and wet!

Having some great Spring type weather over here at the moment, it got to a mighty 16C today, which was not much use to me as I was stuck indoors all day in my windowless box that I call work. Inside has always been colder than the outside but the people who control the boilers for all the units around including ours decided to turn of the heating today, the penny pinching bastards to save them a few pounds, whereas we are still paying the rent for the place they decide if we have heating or not!

Minor disaster in the Mr-Stu household last night. Mrs Stu, was out doing something with work so I thought great, kids to bed and a few beers and then a movie. So little g was having a shower and when I came down to sort Little H for his bed I walked into the kitchen to find a pond in the kitchen, first thought was the shower was leaking somewhere so examining the ceiling to see where the waterfall was coming from there wasn't any. Turning then to the next logical source of leakage it turned out to be the washing machine! When I had loaded the washing machine, doing my good deed for the day, with Mrs Stu's and Little G's karate suits I had not put them in correctly and had left one of the tie cords hanging out which broke the seal around the door. So while I had been sorting things out with the kids the water had been running out from the machine across the floor, I then found out the kitchen has a very slight slope so that the water ran across the floor and under the fridge/freezer! So while trying to get all this mopped up, with water pouring out of the machine, the cat decided this is a great game we are playing and to attack the mop which he took a dislike to. Anyway everything got sorted in the end.  The washing machine still works again, the fridge is back in it's place after being shifted out and put back. The cat finished second best to the mop after he found out he gets wet. I lost my Mr Stu time and I have to buy Mrs Stu a new karate suit after the tie cord tore off damaging her suit. Roll on weekend!

13 comments:

  1. That's a lot of effort to go to just to convince Mrs Stu that she should be doing all the domestic duties:-)

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  2. Glad it didn't turn out you needed a new washing machine, looking on the positive.

    They'll be other boy nights. :)

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  3. Nautilus - I try my best, but sometimes not enough as I still have to cook every night!

    doanli - The washing machine was the cheapest I could find thirteen years ago when I bought my first house and it has been one of my best buys ever, still going strong many years later and hopefully for a few more as well!

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  4. I think t is time to re-assert your Authorita!

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  5. No good deed goes unpunished Mr Stu.

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  6. I would be very, very, very concerned about the karate suit, and pissing off the one who wears it.

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  7. Lerm - Maybe your right, I will go hang up my apron and tell her.

    Bangar - To true


    jadedy - she has a long way to go to catch me she is just starting on her white belt while I have travelled that route and have my black belt!

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  8. So?? Did she ban you from doing laundry?
    I admit, I've banned my Husband from going within 5 feet of the washer or dryer. He simply ruined to many clothes to risk his help again~
    Rebecca

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  9. I agree with most of the above especially now that we have reached proper spring.

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  10. Time to take notes from Rebecca Anne's comments. You can pull this off Mr Stu!

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  11. 16 degrees?!! Aw crap. Hope it warms up by mid-May!

    And we females are onto your wiley ways, men - i.e. doing housework so badly that we never ask you to do it again. WRONG! We will just ask you to re-do the job. And no whinging! *cracks whip at the risk of getting Lerm excited*

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  12. Rebecca Anne - Not been banned from laundry she says I have to take more care next time....I can see a red sock going in the whites I think!

    J.T. - It;s good to get a taste of spring but then it is snatched away again to be replaced by hail and gales!

    Lermontov - I have a cunning plan!

    kimmy - It's not just Lerm, your getting excited :-)

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