Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am crazy. And I am going crazy.

a double whammy, I know. believe me, I know.

Allow me to explain.

(Here is the I am going crazy part.)
Last night I was having a hard time falling asleep. As I was laying there I heard what I thought was the sump pump turning on. That's strange -- it's FREEEEZING cold, there's no way that the sump pump is turning on. So... I continue thinking... WHAT IS THAT NOISE????? Oh cr*p ... it's our furnace: it's going to explode. It's our auto ice maker: gone wild. It's our garage door: obviously possessed of the devil -- going up/down/up/down. AHHHH!!! WHAT IS THAT NOISE? Finally, I couldn't take it. I woke up my soundly-sleeping hubby:

"WHAT IS THAT NOISE?"

He says "the WASHING MACHINE?"

I said "No-- I finished all the laundry earlier. It isn't the washing machine."

He says "It's not???"

Me (panicking!): "WHAT IS THAT NOISE?"

Right then it occurred to me...

Me to poor hubby: "never mind -- go back to sleep."

Sooooo... I HAD started the washing machine. And completely forgot. Totally and completely forgot. Because, you see...

(And here is the I am crazy part.)
I didn't start the washing machine to wash clothes. Or sheets. Or anything else that you wash in a washing machine. INSTEAD, I was 'hot water/bleaching' the actual washing machine. There has been so much laundry activity this week that I decided it was time to wash the washing machine.

Please please please tell me that at least one of you out there has done or does do this? Please. We can be crazy together. In fact, I think there might be a club or group or something that we could join...

12 comments:

jill & fam said...

if it makes you feel any better i am crazy too...really crazy! just ask my family. my list of craziness goes on & on. lol! so are we starting the crazy club?

Shayne said...

Yeah Amy, Jill and Fam are crazy but notice she could not admit to "washing the washing machine" crazy.

I think you are alone on that level of crazy, on an island. On a crazy island filled with wonderful crazy slithering snakes.

Lindsay said...

Wow, Amy. I can't say I've ever done that. Or even thought to do it. But it's definitely a nice idea

....aaaannnnnddd now I have a crazy bug in my ear.

:)

daisy said...

I also am Crazy about noises...I have to figure out what they are before I can sleep. But I am probably more crazy about smells. There have been plenty of times (ask Shayne) that I have been concerned about a burning, or gas, or some other SMELL. Crazy. Crazy!

Chelsea said...

You wash the washing machine? Doesn't it get washed when you wash clothes in it, or am I just not in the loop?

Either way I love ya Amy!

mommyofthree said...

Okay, so I have never actually washed my washing machine. But, I read something the other day that TOTALLY grossed me out and will make you feel a little better about bleaching your washer...
This article was about the ten most surprising germ-ridden places. And one of them was a load of clean laundry! It said that just one pair of dirty underwear has enough fecal matter in it to contaminate your whole load, unless you wash them in hot water or with bleach. Which I don't with dark colors. So...totally gross! and you are completely justified in washing your washing machine. I think it is probably a good idea.

Tori said...

I have never thought of the Washer's feelings in all of this... maybe there is a point when it does feel it needs to be clean [all by itself]... ha ha!! I love it...and I love that you shared it with all of us!

rebecca said...

Don't worry everyone does things like this. You are not crazy. Do you know if you are having a boy or girl? Congrats

Torrie Family said...

Amy,
Just to let you know in my washing machine manual it actually tells me to bleach my machine monthly...

Torrie Family said...

And yes, I do that cleaning! I just usually remember that I turned it on......

jill & fam said...

hey amy, can you tell me who shayne is? i don't care if people think i'm crazy as long as i know who they are! just curious.
guess what i'm doing tonight? bleaching my washing machine, i'm serious! i always use bleach in my whites & my towels, but the post that mommyofthree left made me ill!

Melissa Hernandez said...

Yeah, there is another hypochondriach out there (did I spell that right?) I have been guilty of this too. I saw your comments on my parents blog, I popped over to say hi. Thanks so much for adopting my parents. It's so good to know they have an adopted family out there. We miss them lots here in Utah. I hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog roll, p.s. congrat's on the baby!!!