Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home Improvements

The other day my washer exploded.  Well, technically the outlet blew a fuse in its adaptor and said fuse caught on fire.  And it wasn't a huge deal.  My neighbor Ruth and I stripped the wire and put a new outlet on it.  Being a Kabul housewife can be a dangerous profession!  Admittedly, I didn't trust my own electric work and made Joey plug it in when he got home!  He's still alive, so apparently I know what I'm doing.  Here are some photos of the ordeal.  And I went over the outlet with more tap than is shown in the final photo.

From Election Day

From Election Day

From Election Day

From Election Day

And our downstairs neighbor found a rat in her bedroom with her husband out of town.  Joey took care of it.  He swears he didn't mean to kill it.

From Election Day

2 comments:

Jacob and Carlee Loya said...

you rewired your washer?? you're amazing! look at all these skills you're acquiring over there. out of necessity, genius is born, julie. ox

sanchi said...

I too am quite impressed. Not sure I'd dare tackle that task! Why is Joey wearing a bike helmet to "catch" a rat? :) Love your blog and check it often. Miss you guys!