Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Appliance Adventure!

Andy and I are getting really good at fixing appliances. As you all know, I love my front loading washer and dryer. So when disaster looms, we break out the Internet, print out specs and tear down diagrams, and get to work figuring out how to fix them.

Here's how this went down. I was sitting in my new basement office. As usual I run laundry, I mean, I'm sitting right there. How can I not load, push buttons, repeat, repeat, repeat. And so on. Well it was probably a good thing I was sitting there, because I started hearing a crunchy sound, and next detected a faint odor of smoke. I quickly unloaded the dryer and let it cool. I pushed the button and, more crunching and blue and purple sparks! Yikes!

Stopped it, unplugged it, opened the door, and Let it cool again. Andy pulled the tear down diagram, while I researched the problem/solution blogs. Found others had issues with heating elements. We tore it down, and found we did too.



If you look towards the top you can see the burnt area, the coil was broken. Andy found a new one on Amazon, and towards the end of the week we will be back in business, I hope!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Day

Yesterday we got up early and packed up the motor home with snacks and skis and headed to Ghent, West Virginia for some winter fun.

Andy and I skied all day,


while Papa John and Karol held down the fort. They also took Holly over to the kiddie tubing area to play.

At the end of the day, it was nice to ski down the hill almost right to the motorhome.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Farm Babies

Holly is having a blast with goat kids!




The Rec Room is DONE!

The last couple of weeks, every spare minute was spent working on the rec room. It is also where my office and Andy's office is. There is a pool table, and a big recliner to curl up and read in. The laundry room is cleaned up and functional as well. Here are some pictures of us enjoying it over the weekend.