We are all home safe in Virginia and thus concludes one of the most stressful periods of my entire life. Regular blogging will resume soon, although I don't know if I'll be able to pull together a Friday reading assignment for tomorrow. I do have a Jane Eyre movie marathon/review that's been sitting in my drafts folder for a week.
There's still the washing machine to figure out. I had a terrible experience with the customer service line at LG, including but not limited to a person hanging up on me when I put the phone down for a moment to pull the washer away from the wall so I could read the serial number. I had told him what I was doing, so I was pretty pissed about getting hung up on. The second rep talked to me like I was an idiot: "So your washer won't turn on?" Yes, it TURNS ON, it just stops mid-cycle when it is FULL OF WATER and makes a humming noise and does not display a helpful code on the LED screen. Fuckers. There is no "authorized" repair person within forty miles of us, so we left it that someone would call me in three business days, which is today. Will my washer ever be fixed? Tune in tomorrow or next week or whenever.