Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


I'm lacking satisfaction.

Two weeks ago, my washing machine broke.  For those of you who don't want to drive up my visit counter by clicking on the link, it's a sad, lame story.  The stupid little plastic/magnetic latch that locks the door shut broke.  Called home depot who told me it was going to be 5 days before the scheduled repair date.  I did some looking and found out that the broken part, while cheap and easy to fix, was not locally available, and ordering it through the interet and paying for overnight shippong was not going to leave it a cheap fix.


Last Monday, as scheduled, the repair man showed up.  Of course, he didn't have the part needed to fix my machine, so he used some electrical tape to try and fix things, while he ordered the right part.

Electrical tape.  Yup, I probably could have done that too, but in this age of 'beware the fine print', I was kind of worried about 'modifying the original design' and voiding my service plan.

Anyway, the tape only worked for a load, but if I replace it every other load, I can still get laundry done, which is nice.  What's not nice is that 48 hours to get the new part in has turned into over 192 hours, and I have heard nothing from Home Depot, OR the local guy they contracted the repair job out too.

This pleases me not.  I'm getting ready to sic my 'overly polite while looking for an excuse to bite your head off coiled ball of malice' New England wife on them.


  1. To bad you're not closer, we have a 20yr old washer in the garage that works just fine as long as you don't want fancy. It was in the house when we moved in, we keep thinking to keep it as backup, but at the same time its taking up space.....

  2. See, that is where women... get me. Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde? It is good to see you have learned to use, even aim, the dark side of the force, too, though. :p Donnnn tell her I said that!