All washed up

Leave it to me to take a perfectly innocent event and turn it into something horrible...

Trying to be productive I decided to do a few loads of laundry on Friday. When I went to transfer it into the dryer the next day I realized I'd made a terrible mistake. I should have been more careful,and concern myself with the detail of checking pockets diligently - but I didn't. Darrel's mobile phone took a full cycle dunk with the rest of the clothes. At least I noticed before it went in the dryer, which was somehow comforting looking unmarred and intact.
OH NO! That's all I could bloody think. It's new and he splurged on all the bells and whistles and I RUINED IT.
So I basically felt like shit the rest of the day, guilty as hell for this mishap and all the others I'd gotten myself into. Indeed, I saw myself as the plague. Maybe my Dad and so many others were right - I never seemed to do anything right. How could I deny such evidence? Such costly and foolish mistakes. All mine.

Add the fact that the his visiting Mother noticed a new condensation problem with the toilet in the bathroom where the walls are laminated to match the floor, and where the shower unit managed to warp and pull away from the wall. Remember, this is the house he would have never opted for if it weren't for me. That same house whose furnace keeps crapping out, wiring needs completely redoing, with disappointingly shoddy wood floors and awful burgundy/purple painted walls.

At least today, when the Cell seemed completely dry I summoned the nerve to turn it on. Thank God my prayers were answered! It appears to be in working order, so far as I can tell. Phew, I did let out a minor exhale! One less casualty by fault of my own. Sweet miracle it is - I am so grateful for it.


Lizzy B said...

Hey Sugar,

Oh please, like Dad hasn't blundered a few? Anyways, washing the cell phone is an accident... I was famous for washing my lip balm and putting it in the dryer... ONLY when I had borrowed clothes from Ador, mind you... thus ruining them... on numerous occasions.

Glad it turned on, anyhow.

Love you lots and I think you are wonderful.

jane said...

How can you blame yourself for choosing the house you live in? All houses have problems, sooner or later.
The cell phone thing is something you will laugh about 1 me.

If his mom snubs her nose at you, screw her!

mainja said...

plus, isn't it kind of his problem that he didn't take the cell out of his pocket before he took the pants off?

but really, no harm, no foul.

gabbi said...

I guess you guys are right, there is no winning playing the blame game. I am unscathed considering the possibilities ;)

Kym said...

I'm with mainja here. He should be responsible for taking his own things out of his own pockets. He's got two arms, two legs and a heart beat.

Having said that, I would have been kicking myself a bit too. I'm glad that the cell phone seems to be working okay.

Visiting mothers in law ... yuck! I've got the in laws arriving on Wednesday and I'm dreading all the work that I've got to do before they arrive.

Milt said...

Well laundered mobile phones are by far the best ones to have.
I specialise in laundering money. Banknotes are ok if you dry them between sheets of newspaper but coins tend to block the drainage pipe.

Glad to see that Amelie is looking fine.