Friday, October 23, 2009

Fragmented Freewrites- October 23, 2009

I missed Fragments last week because I was being rather lazy. I'm back on the bandwagon again this week!

I went and got my flu shot on Tuesday. They're not doing H1N1 flu shots until next month which is a pity since that's the flu that seems to be KILLING people right now. Honestly I'm not that worried, I just feel like complaining because my arm still hurts and I have to go do it again in a couple of weeks.

We had a wild adventure with our washing machine the week before last. I went to take a load of laundry out of the washer and it was still SOGGY SOAKING wet. I asked Martijn if our washing machine had a spin-only cycle and we then realized that the washing machine was doing a good job at filling up with water and then doing nothing. The main reason this was so dramatic is because getting to the back of the washing machine to investigate what's going on is a huge pain in the rear. Eventually we excavated enough to get the dryer off of the top and out of the way. It turned out that the motor brushes were completely worn out and that's what caused it to die. Mr Handyman Martijn went to the part store and was able to find replacements for €12.50. Our machine is pretty dang old but it still does the job so I was glad to just be able to repair it and not have to get a new one. Plus, now I know what the inside of a washing machine motor looks like and that's pretty dang cool.

I've been having quite a lot of fun doing Sarah's Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge. This week I made Sweet Potato Hash and Spicy Chicken Strips. Cat Cora is the chef for next week, but I haven't figured out what it is I'll be making yet.

There is a new Law & Order: UK. It has Apollo from Battlestar Galactica, aka Archie from Hornblower in it. Martijn and I are just waiting for him to throw someone overboard and then go shoot down some Cylons.

I'm still working on sock monkeys. I have piles of them that still need eyes and ears. Hopefully I can finish them up this weekend. Then my army of monkeys and I will take over the world!!!

And since every post needs an unrelated picture, I present you with a random wall full of birdhouses on the island of Texel!

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16 comments:

blushing rose said...

Love that wall of birdhouses ... that's one easy way to decorate. Cute!

Oh, the perils of a non-functioning washer ... glad you got it all fixed.

Have a warm wonderful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Unknown Mami said...

I can honestly say that is the first wall of birdhouses I have ever seen.

Noodle said...

I love to read about the random high lights of your life it makes me feel connected somehow... Thanks...

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the wall of birdhouses! My mom collects them and she'd love that too.
Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest, although I've been here before! =)

Canucky Woman said...

Watched half of Law & Order UK last night (was feeling like shijte and the baby death plot was too depressing)...The titles and theme music were all wrong, but they redeemed themselves with the "BONGBONG"...I know I sound pitiful, but Law & Order is like comfort food to me!

Just finished watching SVU so it took me a minute to adjust to the accents! But so far so good...

Mesina said...

Oooh soon we'll be offered that Swine flu jab! I am supposed to be in the priority of first offers group since I'm pregnant, but we'll see! ooh the sweet potato hash and spicy chicken strips sounds nice, one to give a go at home here too I think. The birdhouses were a fantastic touch, thanks for sharing! x

Kirby3131 said...

You spent under 15 to fix your machine - You are awesome!! I'd have called someone and paid a ton more.

I haven't participated in FF for weeks now - I even have a list of the fragments that I want to write and can't seem to get it accomplished.

I've been taking care of my niece who has H1N1 and I haven't gotten it, so I figure I've already gotten my live virus vaccination :)

Have a fabulous weekend!
Kristin - The Goat

Yaya said...

I'm debating getting that H1N1 shot....

Millennium Housewife said...

That photo really made me laugh! Thanks! x

Eva Gallant said...

love all the birdhouses! Just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Those birdhouses are all so cute. I love that photo!

I like Cat Cora's recipes, but not her. She annoys me. Everytime I have seen her on Iron Chef or another shows, she just rubs me the wrong way.

4 Lettre Words said...

We are planning to get the H1N1 this week. It's been really bad in GA.

I can't wait to see all the sock monkeys...and hopefully have one (or 2) of my very own!

cat said...

What a great post and I love the photo.

Cat said...

You're lucky to have a handyman!

I was so excited to see the Law and Order UK with Apollo, I watched the trailer about 20 times just for the glimpse. Of course I'll probably never see it in the US, but I'm glad he's working. I love that you threw out a BSG reference!

brainella said...

You ARE going to post a picture of those sock monkeys, right?

Mrs4444 said...

The washer-what a bummer!

Are you high risk for the flu? I guess you'll need the shot then. I wish you luck.

Cute birdhouse wall :)

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