Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Three Stooges
Would you trust these three goofy-looking guys to disconnect your old washer and dryer and install new ones?
I purchased them (the washer and dryer, not the boys) from a place that doesn’t DO installation.
One of the boys came up with the brilliant idea that the water to the washing machine must be turned off before the disconnection process took place. The other two were suitably impressed - as was I.
So there’s hope. Despite their lack of experience, they just might manage to pull this whole thing off.
Amidst much laughter, the usual good-natured evil teasing (i.e. “goosing” the guy leaning over unscrewing pipes), lint dust all over the damn place and declaring that Mom has a few screws loose, the disconnecting jobs were a success.
And I learned this: “Righty, tighty, lefty, loosey.”
But God help me, I’m afraid. The installation job is still to come.
I do not want to be the first to use the new machines.
(And I have the name of a plumber and an appliance repairman for back-up.)
As for the above picture, they’re actually very good-looking guys. They deliberately posed like that. Really.
Thanks, Curly, Larry and Moe for a job (partially) done.
We shall meet again in the laundry room.