Saturday, October 3, 2009
Moving - day 6
At long last, everything's out of the old place and into the new. I've got my own stuff, plus the belongings of a deceased friend that I have to sort out, plus some items left for safe-keeping by a friend, so I've got a mountain of boxes and bags to deal with! I reckon I'll have all of my own things in place within a week or two, but the rest will be tackled at the rate of two or three boxes per day over the rest of the year. I hope it'll all be sorted out by Christmas.
I'm having fun sorting out 'teething troubles' in the new house. My new-to-me (bought used) washer and dryer were installed on Thursday, and this afternoon I tried my first load of washing. Bad result - the washer was left half-full of water after the cycle ended. I took out the clothes, wrung them as dry as I could, and tossed them in the dryer (which worked, thanks be!). I was initially inclined to call the shop on Monday from which I'd purchased them, and have them fix the washer: but I decided to do a bit of investigating. I'm glad I did: the problem turned out to be no more complicated than a kinked outlet hose. Once I'd straightened it out and re-routed it, the washer performed just fine. I've just finished my third load of laundry.
My new-to-me (bought used) upright freezer is also giving problems, less easy to diagnose. It's taken a full three days to drop its internal temperature down to zero degrees Fahrenheit, and the motor hasn't shut off once. I suspect either a low gas level in the system, or perhaps a faulty thermostat. Can any of my readers who know more about such things than I, suggest likely causes for the problem? I'll call the shop on Monday and get them to have a look, while it's still under warranty.
Anyway, it's been a hectic week, but there's light at the end of the tunnel - and I don't think it's an oncoming train.