Wednesday, April 09, 2008

TWELVE *&%$#* MONTHS

That's right, April last year when the dryer deciding to stop in mid-dry. Since it was just as we were trying to shuffle Ma off to respite and everyone was under stress I didn't ask the BrickOutHouse to look at the machine.
He was still stressed out when she came home, still stressed all winter and then I didn't need it in summer.

The HouseBwca unscrewed the back of the machine today to see if it was just the rubberthingy that makes the machinethingy go round or something major. While she had the back off, she turned it on. Bloody rotten stinking machine purred like a kitten on catnip then took off like a Maserati on Grand Prix Day.

A whole year I have been draping washing from every available door handle and chair until I managed to swipe my Grandmother's steel twelve spoke round drying whatever which takes over the entire lounge room when it's up. It also weighs a jot less than the space shuttle but Ma didn't miss it.

By Murphy's Law, her dryer should be just about to cark it and I will have to give her mine.

Stop all this larking about with robots for housework, just install a bwca in every new home. They are cheap to keep, food, warm bed and gin. Don't sneeze on them though, they catch colds.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

*^%#** the brick outhouse anyway, when do they ever help out beyond the booty?

Your doin good...see, twelve whole months. I raise a glass to toast your strenth.
melbourne cup day is coming, you better let me know what your doin.

xxx

Brian Hughes said...

"Stop all this larking about with robots for housework, just install a bwca in every new home."

Alternatively, just go to the launderette or, as in Sedgwick's case, smother your clothes in honey and let the wombats lick 'em clean.

Jayne said...

Ours is a glorified chook food storage bin, really cheap on the electricity :P

Ozfemme said...

Think of all the black balloons you saved....

Ozfemme said...

please forward the bwca to adelaide when you're finished with it. Thanks.

Andrew said...

Does the Bwca do cars too? The smell of oil will help her cold.

Middle Child said...

She's quite a gal isn't she...say hello...I haven't had a dryer since 1987 when it broke...but we lived in an old house with wonderful verandahs...and that worked... I have a small verandah...but right now I am down to almost my last towel and wonder...hm!

My daughter lives in Melbourne and is always trying to get clothers dry by draping them all over..muct be the climate or someat

JahTeh said...

Morgana of the Knockers, come November I am planning a visit or three to some delightful tropical spa and watching the cup from afar.

Fleetwood, after the last photo of M'Lord, it's just honey on him and loose the wombats.

Jayne, the old saying about 'you don't know what you've missed til it's gone' really applied here but only because I was getting home too late for putting clothes on the line.

Sorry Bella, this Bwca is contracted for Chicken wrangling and fox watching for the winter. They don't like children much but then who does.

Andrew, wouldn't you rather have a fairy for that? (sorry but I couldn't resist)

Therese, wide verandahs, I love Aussie verandahs. I hate the way they build houses without eaves now as well and that apparently is one of the top peeves of house buyers. Bring back verandahs!

River said...

All this time I have been etending to know what you are talking about, but please tell me, what is a bwca?
Hear hear! Bring back verandahs!Lovely wide verandahs, front, back AND sides. Of course we'd need bigger house blocks.

River said...

Oops! That should read pretending........

JahTeh said...

River, a bwca is a Cornish brownie. Our Brownie started life as Go-Away Please then as Dysthymiac/Ann O'Dyne to hide from relatives who google.
Verandahs wouldn't mean bigger house blocks because the kids would play under the verandahs, shade in summer, shelter in winter so we wouldn't need grass.