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02 March 2009 @ 03:42 pm
Another Snow Day  
After taking a look at the street in front of the house, and recalling the up-and-down hills on the bus route before it gets here (along with the fact that the bus never showed up at all last time after a smaller snowfall). I decided to call in and stay home.

This time I had enough warning not to set the coffeepot timer, and just left it set up to turn on manually when I was finally ready to wake up for good.

Mostly, I've been systematically re-washing a bunch of T-shirts. There was a problem with the washer that caused it to deposit some kind of white residue (probably soap), which is a problem for black T-shirts; rejiggering the drainage line and cycling it with a gallon of vinegar seems to have fixed it. Just to be sure, I started each load with hot water and ran the hot water flow into a cup of (about half the suggested amount of) soap to get it properly dissolved, then switched to warm or cold water and let the tub fill before adding the laundry.
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Got to get a raincheck on pain [fame fame fame]norda on March 2nd, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
That's an excellent suggestion about the vinegar. My Michael wears a lot of black shirts.
starmalachite: 10 Yelling Profanitystarmalachite on March 3rd, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
We've been periodically doing the vinegar cleanse all along, but it had minimal effect until the main problem with the line was fixed.
Selkiselki on March 3rd, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
What did that involve,just jiggling the line?
Steve Brinich: Ansom Pondering Arkenpliersstevemb on March 3rd, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Partly jiggling the line, partly lifting it so it didn't have a portion that sagged below the level of the washer outlet.