First disaster? My knees went kablooey. (I'm thinking of trademarking 'kablooey' this has dragged on so long.)
Second disaster? My 13 year old clothes washer went kablooey. As the repairman told me today, the bearing seal failed 'catastrophically'.
Third disaster? The washing machine bearing ate my favorite skating shirt! I mean for a 60 year old woman, I looked goooood in that shirt. Now alas, it's going to visit the dump...sad little shirt.
I'm in mourning. I loved to wear that shirt.
|Those aren't shadows--those dark spots are bearing grease|
You can see the wrinkles where the shirt was twisted
when it was caught between the wall of the washer
and the tub.
What's the end going to be? The only solution is probably lose at least 20-30 lbs, so long, slow haul. I'm wearing an elastic knee brace, taking anti-inflammatories, and getting the injections, but really, those are just keeping me walking. Skating's going to require dedication to walk down the snack aisle and not buy anything. So far I'm down about 5 lbs. And it's hard when you really can't exercise much. So, hoping the injection works out!
OOooh! But on the other hand, I ordered a new clothes washer today. Isn't it cute?
|The adorable new clothes washer!|