For reasons that are much too involved to go into in this thread - we had to move from a really nice house that we were lease-purchasing and move back into our first house that we had been renting out. It is a POS with shingles.
Anyhow - with that small bit of background - this is how my Father’s day has gone so far:
My wife pulls the sheets off the bed and starts a load of laundry as soon as I get my lazy ass out of said bed. Unfortunately - the washer and dryer are hooked up in our bedroom.
We are having our morning green tea, discussing what I wanted to do today being that it is Father’s Day and all. I told her that I wanted to do absolutely nothing except maybe watch a little golf, a little NASCAR, and just pretty much make today a cheat/sit on my ass and do nothing day. I am sitting in my leather chair, checking emails, when I hear this sound coming from the bedroom. It was a cross between a high pitched scream, and a guttural moan. You would just have to hear it to understand just how strange the sound was.
I knew it was coming from my wife because my son was sitting on the couch channel surfing, and our daughter is at basketball camp.
I get up to see what the sound was all about, and when I get to the bedroom - the carpet is under water. Not just wet. Not just soggy, but there is a layer of water on top of the bedroom carpet.
I let out a sound similar to the one my wife had just made.
Then I lost my temper. I hate this house. Hate is being mild. I hate the washer. It is loud. It rattles, and it shakes the house when it is on the spin cycle.
I unplugged it and unhooked the water connections. Then I carried it into the hall, and body slammed it. I flipped it end over end until I was at the front door, and then…as a final “fuck you” to Kenmore, and all the evil it stands for, I picked up the washer and body slammed it on the front walk.
Then I spent 2 hours on the shop-vac, and removing carpet.
Now, for the rest of the day, I will be at Lowes, or Best Buy, looking for Washer/Dryer combos as well as picking out new flooring. I’ll be damned if I put carpet back in the bedroom.
But I have to say - beating the living crap out of that washing machine was one of the most cathartic exercises I have done since I got out of therapy.
I hope you dad’s have a great Father’s Day.