Coming Tomorrow: “Neilochka and the Washing Machine” August 20, 2007 / Neil Kramer / 18 Comments Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailPrintRedditLinkedIn Life in General, Life with Sophia Previous post Inspirational Sunday: Loyalty Next post The Washing Machine — Author’s Preface 18 Comments sassy August 20, 2007 at 3:45 am Drama? Horror flic? Romantic comedy? Reply Elisabeth August 20, 2007 at 4:18 am Ha Ha, this should be FUN! (I managed to change the batteries on my elliptical machine the other day, and I am still quite happy with myself about that.) Reply Mr. Fabulous August 20, 2007 at 4:56 am The story is not going to have a happy ending, is it? I have been worried about this since I saw you mentioned on Facebook you were going to try to fix it… Reply Not Fainthearted August 20, 2007 at 5:19 am proposed happy ending: Neilochka fixes the washer so well that he and Sophia have a very amorous time a-top it. Yeah, you’re right. Not very realistic…. Reply Rhea August 20, 2007 at 6:17 am Be afraid. Be very afraid. Reply churlita August 20, 2007 at 8:10 am Are you doing the dance, “the Washing Machine” or are you talking about the actual machine that washes clothes? Reply sandra August 20, 2007 at 8:29 am I’m frightened. Very, very frightened. Reply Neil August 20, 2007 at 9:14 am Churlita — There’s a dance called the Washing Machine? Reply Nance August 20, 2007 at 10:07 am Look how easy that is! I’m sure yours will look just like that; as soon as you take off the back, all the labels will pop out on little springs, helpfully pointing to each part. Excuse me now, the nice lady is coming with my pills. Reply plain jane August 20, 2007 at 10:18 am A german friend of mine used to say to me, “its mechanical, just look at it and figure out what needs to be done.” It gave me the confidence to be logical (rather than scared) and the first time I fixed my dryer a marching band played a song of triumph and confetti rained down on me in my laundry room. Well…anyway…that’s how it felt. Good Luck. Reply kanani August 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm I never knew they were that complicated. On the other hand you could just grab the clothes and flail them against a boulder. I’ve got my own household issues today. A leak. Read about it on my blogochka. Reply claire August 20, 2007 at 12:57 pm Woo! Ain’t no washing machine gonna keep you down, Neil. Rah! Reply wendy August 20, 2007 at 3:50 pm I bet you it was a quarter that was the culprit…it’s never a dime or a penny that mucks up the works..It’s always that shiny quarter… It’s happened way too many time in my household…. Reply Caryn August 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm That doesn’t look like a front-loader to me. Get busy. Reply patois August 20, 2007 at 5:38 pm I’m thinking it’s 8:5 in favor of the washing machine. Reply Two Roads August 20, 2007 at 5:49 pm I suppose now is not the time to brag about changing two light switches from regular on/off to an on/off with dimmer control. Thought not. Can’t wait to hear about the washing machine! Reply Pearl August 20, 2007 at 6:09 pm Neil, regardless of whatever you will tell us about you and the washing machine…you know, “it all comes out in the wash.” Reply Caron August 20, 2007 at 7:35 pm I’m having a premonition….. Thursday’s post will be about the glories of the laundromat. All your clothes clean and dry in 2 hours, and you can’t beat the people watching. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.