Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paperless Towels

Have you heard of these? The new homestead is my excuse for buying something new for the kitchen. And perhaps the fact that my kitchen towels aren't so nice any longer.

I bought these off Etsy. They're super light. And I thought they might not hold up constant use here. But they truly are wonderful!
 I toss them into a pretty basket on my counter so they're handy for everyday use!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Funny Kid Comment

Five year old son says, "Mom, will we have a backyard at the farm?"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Greek Yogurt at Aldi!

I was there today and saw it in the refrigerator section with the regular yogurt. If it's not there check in the speciality section.

My Aldi grocer says that they just started carrying it two weeks ago.  It's not a special buy. But it's still expensive at $0.89 per single serving cup. Hopefully they'll soon add the tubs. But for now we get to choose from strawberry, blueberry and plain.

Yay! This makes me happy. :))

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Part 2, She LIVES to Wash Another Load!

Yes, we did it. The new water pump only took 2 hours to successfully install.
It wasn't difficult. We followed these google directions and voila, a working washing machine.

Of course, I didn't have to get my fingers stinky. I supervised and ran back & forth to read the directions & give instructions.

Thanks to google we didn't have to spend the $100 for a diagnostic appointment with the repairman and further $$$ for the parts & installation.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kid's Say the Funniest Things!

My 8 year old son says, "Hey Mom, I ate a noun for dinner."


He smiles, "Yup, Fish. It's a Pacific thing."

Monday, August 1, 2011

LG Washing Machine Repair 101, part 1

Did you know that you're supposed to wash out the water pump filter on your machine periodically? This weekend my washing machine started flashing me OE errors and dying mid-cycle. Sunday the emotional chaos here had died down enough for me to take on one more and I took a deep breath and started googling.

OE errors mean something's up with the water pump filter. Generally a good cleaning and ever thing's good to go again. Here's a good video tutorial. It's a yucky job. And you ought to do it more than once ever 5 years. :)) Our filter yielded slimy lint, a cork, polly pocket parts, rocks, candy wrappers and the missing key to the filing cabinet!

HURRAY, the machine ran a short cycle (empty) successfully. Happily I loaded it with the stinky towels from the slimy procedure above and walked away. I made dinner. I made a phone call to my mom bragging about my ability to get the machine fixed. I heard the awful ding ding of the machine erroring out, again.

 BOO! It stopped half way through again. It won't respond to all efforts to revive it. And it developed an awful "rar rar rarrring" sound. The water pump is deceased.

The shock of a $$$ service call inspired me to google again. Of course our warranty ran out in February. But I found parts. I'm overnighting those parts. I have a tutorial online to help supervise the Mister installing those parts. :))  Tomorrow.