Here's a question to ponder this morning. When you need to fix something - who are you going to call?
Should you call the appliance repair people? Should you call a handyman? Or should you Google it?
As you know, I got an F11 error on my dishwasher a while back. And no, I didn't have time to deal with it and was perfectly happy (not really) to handwash everything. I had Googled the error message and knew that there was a blockage in the draining system. The one video I watched was bizarre, and the guy was showing some sort of valve thing ON the kitchen counter. Well, I don't know about you, but I don't have such a thing. He also showed another part that could be the culprit.
Back to Google, where I found a different video showing that same part and how to remove it. So I did, although I had to go back to Google several times before I figured it out. It's a very tight squeeze. AHA -- a tiny piece of onion skin caught in the ball bearing, causing the drain to not work properly. But I was suspicious. Could it be that tiny little piece of onion that caused my problem?
I had to Google several times on how to snap that part back in place. It was an even tighter squeeze to get it back, and god forbid if the drain thing didn't work properly. OK - everything is back in place. Still have the error message. I turned off the dishwasher - YES - I know - I probably should have done that first!
But I'm happy to report that the error was gone, and I loaded the dishwasher and ran it during the day! GASP!! We never do that due to the higher electricity charges. But it worked!! It drained just fine. The dishes were clean, and I'm a happy camper.
Now, if the repair were a bit more involved? I'd be inclined to hire someone to do it for me.
It was super exciting to get back to the gym. I arrived about 5:10 AM, and there were already about a dozen cars in the parking lot. It opened at 5:00. I bet there was a small line-up so they could get in right when it opened.
But what I love is that most people park as close to the door as they possibly can, which is hilarious when you think that you're at the gym - to WORK OUT, so a few extra steps isn't a big deal. See my PAPRIKA car in the distance? Yep -- I'm always in need of more steps in a day, so I always park far away.
|Park further away to get more steps|
And what's with the white, grey, black cars. Those are so boring! Yep -- I'd pay extra to get a color. It's super easy to find my car in a parking lot, except that I'm blocked by most cars because of their size, so I can't find mine because it's little. Who needs a HUGE vehicle in the city anyway? Who can AFFORD to drive a huge vehicle?
The place was pretty dead - well, it's a HUGE gym, so a handful of people will not fill it. I had the entire locker room to myself, and half of the lockers are blocked off, including my favorite one! But I survived that small detail.
|Some of the lockers are blocked off|
|A blood-red sun|
We had a great time with Monday sewing. Always great to get together with friends and sew. I was trying to clean up some small things on the cutting table and need to be done.
I had grabbed some scraps so I could make another "art" background in color. Of course, I picked orange. Here are the pieces sort of laid out.
|An art background|
|The orange art background|
|Crystals fused in place|
|Decorative applique stitch|
|A scrap of Decor-Bond that is the exact size|
|The path in the forest|
|Murphy and Lexi at play|