Success! The plumber and his brother showed up this morning and plumbed the shed for the washer, moved the washer and dryer down from the falling down house to the shed - and even stood around with me while the washer went through a cycle, to be sure everything was okay. It's a good thing he did, because we quickly got an 'F-H' error message, which meant that the inlet filter was clogged. The filter got cleaned out...and, miracle of all miracles, washing commenced! I'm already on load three, and I must say that this is heavenly.
When the shed was being electrified last week, the electrician said that he'd wired alot of sheds like this for Man Caves, but that this might just be the first Woman Cave that he'd wired for electricity. So today, just before the plumber left, he sent me a pic from his phone of a friend's Man Cave door (my plumber had found the sign for him and gave it to him as a Man Cave-warming present). Me? My friend Cindi last weekend brought over a blue basket filled with mango-scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Perfect!
Now, I don't think I'll decorate the door to my Woman Cave with deer antlers or a football, but I am thinking that it might need a little 'Woman Cave' sign. And I might need to drink a cold beer while I watch the clothes spin in the washer. And I've suddenly got this bizarre urge to watch basketball...
(Don't you think the way the light is coming in from the skylight, shining brightly on the dryer... doesn't it look divine...literally?)