The "Lost," door wedge, to hold the back door open if it's windy, has been found...unharmed .
It mysteriously went missing back on the 28th of December last year. We had lots and lots of young folk and their families here for the day. Many toddlers and under 5s.
We imagined the door wedge was lost for all time somewhere in the garden where some little fingers had taken it but no it was right here inside the house all the time.
It happened like this. Monday this week the washing machine decides to malfunction. We called the repair man who came very promptly and installed a new part. Tuesday one load of washing done - no drama.
Wednesday morning the washing machine bleated again and said it wasn't getting any water....but was half full.
I went off to talk to my sister on the phone and about 10 minutes later I heard the machine beeping constantly, so rushed ( shouldn't have ) to the laundry. As I rounded the corner near the laundry door I aquaplaned into the tub which I was able to grab to stop from falling. I hadn't looked down to notice the pool of water emerging into the kitchen and backdoor area. The machine had obviously just continued filling and filling over the top. Of course the entire laundry was awash. My slippers were soaked as were all the things on the laundry floor including the wooden 2 layer wine rack.
Much mopping up happened. All the wine was taken from the rack and stacked in a corner and the rack put out to dry.
Later being helpful R returned the wine to the rack and there hiding inside the back of the rack was the lost door wedge obviously "posted "there all that time ago. Just shows I don't clean the wine rack out very often. We are still awaiting the return of the repair man, later today.
It's useful to have the door wedge back though..
Happy 2nd Birthday Grandson.
( taken last Saturday .)
You have given me ( us ) 2 years of Joy and fun and laughter . We love you very, very much.