Monday, August 17, 2009

Slave to My Machines

I've been playing Machine Master here on the High Road. To keep the house running, I've been working on keeping my machines well orchestrated. The clothes washer and dryer have to continuously be working. No slacking off! It's never ending. As soon as it is finished with one load, there is another load miraculously waiting for it. The dishwasher has to do its share.

Of course, the scanner must always be working on scanning some pictures. It is an obedient servant. It even asks "Would you like to scan another picture?" It seems like a polite question at the beginning of the day, but at the end of the day, I distinctly sense an attitude in the question. It's halfway through box two! Remember the good old days when I only found about 10 pictures worth taking a year? Thank goodness I don't have to scan recent pictures, where the average is about 10 pictures a day!

The lawn mower and the vacuum cleaner also have to be kept supplied. The unfortunate part of all this, of course, is that someone had to be there to supervise, and keep supplied the washer and the dryer and the dishwasher and the scanner and especially the lawnmower and vacuum cleaner.

Which gives me no time for cleaning - I still want to clean the garage and the basement before the summer is up. And do some painting jobs. But that's manual labor, and I'm too busy supervising my machines.

Hopefully, one of these days, I can get the sewing machine into action. It is a machine, after all, and it's got lots of work to do!


Anonymous said...

I find it hard to get much done these days too! If you find a way to manage it all let me know!:-))Quilters name their sewing machines, I've never thought to do that but have considered nameing my vaccuum cleaner! What would we do wothout all of our machines!

Allie said...

Sounds like you're awfully busy! I could be using my other machines, since my sewing machine isn't here, but nah.....I'm much more into delegating, lol. Fortunately my boys have been trained well - tomorrow the oldest will wash all the bedding! Hope you find some time to do some sewing!

Beena said...

Housework is never done. Especially dishes and laundry are an all the time chore that awaits.
I think that's hilarious about your scanner at the end of the day, your feeling like it has an attitude! LOL I feel that way toward the end of the day, too. If I've done all the dishes, and find a stray fork somewhere afterwards, I always cringe and feel like the dish that didn't get clean had a lot of nerve not to be where it was supposed to be! LOL!

Tanya said...

You are so funny! Hmm. My scanner doesn't get such a workout but the other machines, yes. I guess my computer, sewing machine and washer get the most use. My vacuumm cleaner ought to!