How was your last day of November?
Here's a snapshot of my delightful 45 minute lunch 'hour' yesterday.
I always come home at lunch for my
own sanity. I need a break from the cheeldren. Also I do jobs too. No rest for the wicked etc.
Came home, saw washer had 11 minutes left. Went for a wee, put towels away ( that Bloody Mr 18 was supposed to do ) came down, washer still on 11 minutes. Looked closer, couldn't work out what it was.
Asked Bloody Miss 21( who had a day off from work ) - oh it's my mattress topper ( she said airily )
I said seethingly,
Did you follow washing instructions because it's not spinning because it's too heavy and uneven in the washer - it told me so in the LED display .
She shouts down,
I washed it on delicate and it's air dry .
I yelled WHAT???? Air dry???? HAVE YOU SEEN THE WEATHER??
It was November storm heavily chucking it down weather.
I continued my rant
You wash quilt type things ON A BAKING HOT DAY IN THE SUMMER WHEN IT WILL AIR DRY AFTER A FEW HOURS HANGING OUTSIDE. WHERE/HOW DO YOU INTEND TO DRY IT????
She replied, "The radiators."
I hit the roof!
I'm like which bloody radiator is going to dry a ten ton dripping quilted mattress topper - fluffy on one side, it's 2" thick. I'm surprised it went in the washer.
So I informed her she'd probably broken my washer, that she needed to bring a towel down to put on the floor next to the washer and start hand wringing it in to the washing up bowl. Then try to spin it again.
( let's not forget this girl has a degree )
I didn't realise it'd get so wet.
Yes, I'll leave that with you a minute.
Who knew that putting things in a washing machine would make them ever so slightly wet???
I told her to stick it in the dryer on a wool, bulky setting to get most of the water out and then put it on lounge radiator but to move the settee out BC I didn't want the back of it getting wet and that she better hope the steam didn't bring the wall paper off!!
I got in from work to find her and her friend curled up on the sofa with hot chocolate. Topper on radiator. Sofa not moved out. This did not improve my mood.
So I turfed them off and we shifted it forward. I felt the topper, it was sodden! I asked about the dryer - I put it in for about 15 minutes. DEAR LORD WHO IS THIS CHILD??? Surely not mine - mine would have more common sense! ( hmmm I'm sure I just had a flashback to my own mother saying the exact same thing to me )
I said but it's still so wet, she said but the heating has only just come on!!! So the sodden mattress topper has hung, on the freezing cold radiator, dripping litres of water onto the carpet for a good three hours . FFS. Why did she not click the heating on? ( prob worried she'd get nagged at lol )
I asked why had she washed it?
It looked a bit grubby she said.
Oh? GRUBBY AS OPPOSED TO THE FRIKKEN BOMBSITE OF A BEDROOM THAT I'VE ASKED YOU TO TIDY TO SHOW ME AND HER DAD THAT SHE RESPECTS US AND THE AMOUNT OF £££ AND HOURS WE PUT IN GIVING HER A GORGEOUS PLACE TO SLEEP?????
I swear to God I'm gonna miss her and will be desperate for her to come back home so I can shout at her, but New Zealand cannot come fast enough!!!!! 5 weeks roughly now. I bet the mattress topper might just be dry enough to go back on her bed then. Still, at least she knows now! Grrrrr BLOODY KIDS! It was easier when they were toddlers!
Anyway it's December. It's chucking it down...
But I have found my Advent Calendar
chimney, when you pull out
a little ceramic stick everyday. They go in a little pot at the back.
I've had him for approximately 100 years. I got him from Avon. It's the first sign of Christmas in my house.
I'm just having some toasted baguette for breakfast. It's really tasty!
I made it with half whole meal half white, so half good for me!!
Right gotta love you and leave you now
Lots of love from
Rachel *off to work in the rain* Radiostar xx