Saturday, April 6, 2013

Squeak NOT a protest

the g-r-o-a-n-i-n-g 
was so LOUD, 
an old man 
yoked by his burden, 
grasping for a/i/r-

i will do something about it,
hubby said

the next morning, after setting 
the clothes to dry, i {wait}  
for the sounds-- 
hum~drum~hum~drum~hum~
a mild protest
akin to the wind, wearily blowing 
dry the soggy fields--

i ask my hubby what he did,
knowing his knack for youtube search-
how:to:repair:anything?:

well, i had a conversation w/ 
the dryer--

he began-
i already fiXed the water pipe,



then with a [gentle]   
kick on its side-



do NOT give me any #problems !!!



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Anecdote -Hosted by Kelvin S.M.  

Happy Weekend ~ Thanks for the visit ~ 
  

41 comments:

  1. hahah...so he had a conversation with the dryer...smiles... my husband has magical hands when it comes to fixing things...there are people who call him goldfinger...smiles

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    1. Well I think it was out of frustration, but it worked, this time ~ Smiles ~

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  2. Grace, this made me smile. You are fortunate that your husband is a fixit man. Those mechanical noises can be greatly annoying, and it is expensive to have to call a repair person!

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    1. He is not really a handyman, but if he can, he will with minor stuff ~ Most of the time though, he calls the expert in, ha ~

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  3. Kicking sometimes does the trick.
    I have hit many a carburetor with a hammer, which is always ready for action in whatever car I drive [we only drive old cars :-)]
    Love the hum-drum dryer.

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    1. Smiles ~ Thanks for the visit Aprille ~

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  4. haha i have a similar repair method at times...have a nice talk with it...and hope it doesnt cause any more problems....lol....

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    1. So far, it is quietly humming the clothes dry, ha ~ Thanks for the visit Brian ~

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  5. Hahaha--when I have conversations with appliances, they ignore me. Or maybe I just don't speak Whirlpool.

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    1. My hubby also talks with our car, ha ~ Thanks Susan ~

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  6. I WISH I had someone handy around like him...and not have to pay a lot of $$..loved your anecdote!

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    1. He is very resourceful in getting the cheapest labor too for the work if we need to ~Thanks Katy ~

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  7. I have to do my laundry later, so I might read this to my dryer as a warning of what I'll do if it plays up!

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  8. ...aww... how we always did that to mum's old washing machine... but no longer these days... we dicided it's time to buy a new one... haha... what is almost 12 years of its existence... i think that's already too long & it deserves a break... perhaps forever... haha... smiles... what fun here Grace... thank you... smiles... & have a great remainder of the week...

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    1. Have a good morning to you Kelvin ~

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  9. Ah, the art of fixing things... Funny how sometimes you don't know how it happens, but it works! And that's a good thing....

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    1. Sometimes it is luck ~ Thanks Kelly ~

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  10. Hey! Sometimes you got to let them know who's boss. Works for me!

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  11. haha sounds good to me and if whacking it doesn't work, next step I grab a hammer.

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    1. No hammer, no wrecking unless you are ready to buy a new one..ha..ha..

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  12. Grace I love your household poems! In my house, I am usually the one who tries to fix things and it's usually not very pretty.

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  13. Maybe that will help for me, and my washing machine! A fantastic idea! Great cute little poem!

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  14. lol! It wasn't long ago my hubby was youtubing how to fix the broken...something or other that makes the dryer drum spin. He did it, but I've never heard (before or since) such colorful language coming out of the laundry room!

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  15. Ha ha...that's how I fix things...a little kick amazing how often that works! :)

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  16. I was trying to fix my car once, during school lunch time, a VW Beetle. Naturally, I was talking sweetly to it. A young pupil came up and asked who I was talking to. I explained. Does it understand English? he asked.

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    1. Good one Dave ~ They say talk to the car like a lady ~ Smiles ~

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  17. Grace if by talking you mean swearing cussing and calling it every name in the book while holding a roll of duct tape and a three pound sledge hammer, then yes your dryer is fixed.

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    1. Ha..ha..Mark, that might be a another way to say it ~ Smiles ~

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  18. I love the unusual visual formatting of your poem (and, yes, it is very funny too, all too well-known to us!)

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  19. Haha...really enjoyed this, Grace. It's amazing how a talking to and a swift kick can fix all myriad of machines.

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  20. Ah Grace, sometimes its the knock on the head that cuts through all the bull . . .

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  21. That dryer better be afraid, be very afraid of a DIY youtube guy. Yet on the other hand, how nice it is to have a husband one can rely on at times like this (as long as he does not completely break anything!) :-)

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