Family of 8, 11 days from moving, packing, boxes everywhere ... and the washing machine breaks.
I had 2.5 loads of laundry still needing to be washed when I realized it was dead 2 days ago. I had to finish washing by hand the load that I had put in it when I realized it wasn't spinning. This morning I have 4 or 5 loads piled up in my room waiting. 9 days from moving.
The repair man comes today. I am praying he can fix it affordably (we have an older model Maytag Neptune front loader) ... today!
I don't have time to go to the laundry mat. I don't really have money for washer repairs, or to replace it. We have been offered an unused washing machine, a smaller capacity top loader. We may take it. But I likely can not get it until the weekend. Who knows how much laundry will be piled up by Saturday? I don't want to think about it.
This has all the makings of a nightmare, but I've been staying fairly calm about it. I'm not freaked out or upset ... yet. LOL!! But when my laundry 3-bin hamper in my bedroom starts piling up chest high, I probably will cry. I pray it's all resolved before it gets that bad.