Tuesday, 25 January 2011
We discovered a lovely surprise on arrival to Mudflower ..... there is no electricity or water pressure in the laundry.
At what point did I discover this you ask? Well it was AFTER the removalists had placed the machine in the laundry and I went to try and wash 4 days worth of nappies.
Could this pregnant belly and Damo's broken spine move the machine into the bathroom where there is pressure and electricty? Not likely.
So what did we do? We ran an extension cord into the house and bucketed the water into the machine. Not a great deal of fun and this is how we will have to continue with washing until we get things fixed up.
We have had an electrician out to have a look and he will get to it when he can. I think he may just be the farmer across the paddock who does work for those he knows, our other neighbour recommended him. So we will just sit tight on that one. As for the water, the laundry is gravity fed from a small water tank. We need to look into a water pump and possibly a larger tank to fix the water. Something for when we have some money.
If the river water ever comes back on we will be able to fill the machine up with a hose. Fingers crossed something fixes up soon.
But all I can say is, if I can keep using cloth in these conditions so can you. I will no longer accept the excuse that it is too much hard work.