Did I say the other day that the 2 things I would miss most were my computer and the washing machine! Should have kept quiet. Yesterday evening, I loaded the washing machine and then went out to water the garden. A short time later, the washing machine was sporting a flashing light which shouldn't have been flashing and was ominously silent and still. Half an hour of pushing and prodding later, still no change, so I tried the Jennytc repair method - it never (well, rarely) fails - a combination of swearing at it, giving it a good talking to and a few well-aimed kicks!
Amazingly, still nothing happened. Keith felt I was taking it all too seriously (Typical male logic!)and refused to let me near it for the next hour. To cut a long story short, it eventually started working again, but why, I am not sure. I did figure out that what had caused the problem was me using the hosepipe on the garden at the same time that the washing machine was ready to do the rinse cycle. Not enough water for both, so, in the time-honoured way of all household gadgets, it decided to SULK, stamp its foot, pick up its ball and go home - whatever!
However, I am a forgiving soul, not one to bear a grudge, so all is well again, and the washing machine is still the second thing I would most hate to do without - second only to my laptop. Did I hear someone say, "Get a life, woman!" ????