All Dried Out and Check Your Hose Tip

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With a title like that, I don't know what you might be thinking, but it's safe to keep reading.  I promised to come back this week to update and my house clearing adventure over the past week did not disappoint.

Here's the tip:  Check Your Water Hose Connections on Your Washing Machine and Dishwasher at Least Once a Year.  

You know how you put off doing things because there are so many things to do?  Well, I often noticed that my cold water connection was pretty newish, at least installed in the past ten years and it looked clean, non rusty, and the hose was flexible.  The hot water connection was an ugly rusted monstrosity and the hose was not flexible and I should have given it some attention.

Here's what happened (in brief):   the connection/hose on the hot water pipe line shot water all over the basement through the wash and rinse cycles. It was like standing under a water fountain in a public monument and walking into inch deep water.  The washing machine is fine but my cleanup left me with two ruined tables, wet chairs, a soaked fan, and an underwater emergency radio.  I lost four good packing boxes plus two boxes of packing papers- some bubble wrap is drying out.   A few other things may be salvageable and I threw out other boxes that were soggy.

It took the better part of two-three days plus Liquid Wrench and muscle to dislodge the bad coupling thingamajig.  The hose and replacement parts are now new and shiny.  I can do laundry again!

The good news is that lots of stuff was in big plastic/vinyl totes, not in cardboard boxes yet, so they survived the shower.  The other good news is that Jury Duty was not required.

Thank you for checking in.  I'm going to get back to some kind of normalcy any day now, no promises as to when.  My eye is giving me a little concern so there are loads of reading to get to and emails to answer, please don't think I have forgotten.

Make sure you check your hoses soon!  I'll be back next week.  Enjoy the end of summer, the weather here has been chilly, but comfortable, hope it's really nice where you are.
Bye for now.    



Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a really important tip, Gloria. There are so many things we overlook in the day to day operation of taking care of our homes.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Christine Altmiller said...

Oh Gloria! I am so sorry for this mess you have to deal with. Getting ready to move is hard enough without other household crap thrown in.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for the tip Gloria! You poor girl! I hope you don't go through anything else! Please take care of your eye!! That is important! Big Hugs oxxoxo

Linda said...

Great tips Gloria. So sorry for all the work involved. Please take care of yourself and being safe is the most important thing.

Linda said...

Great tips Gloria. Please pass on that one must check your dryer vent hoses...nothing to let go...my husband just did ours and you can only imagine how much lint was left in there.

Hope you are making time for just you and take care of your precious eyes.

~Rasz~ said...

Great tip on the hoses. I think most of us are "out of sight, out of mind" and ignore the little things that can make misery in our lives, like the mess in your basement. So sorry all that happened to you although you sound optimistic in the midst of it. Big hugs! Hang in there!

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