Humor is your stress reduction tool
I helped a friend set up a new washer machine this weekend. It should have been easy but after three trips to the local hardware stores I left her to bring it to the finish line. Her email below of the saga is hysterical. Thought we could all use a laugh on a Monday!
So I thought I was all set and I fired up the washer and...
There are 3 levels of washer vibration:
2. Convince yourself it's probably normal
3. HOLY SHIT TURN THAT THING OFF BEFORE IT EXPLODES!!!!
Guess which one I got? I figured maybe it was a leveling problem, so checked
out the instructions on adjusting the leveling legs. Apparently it's the BACK
legs you have to adjust, but it's very important that the washer be in it's final
position before you make the adjustment. This works great if you are installing
your washer 1. in the middle of an empty room, like a throne or 2. against the
wall in a half-built house, so you can reach through the studs from adjoining
rooms to do the adjustments. In other cases, it's kind of hard to imagine how they expect you to do that. But somehow I got the thing pretty level.
Then tried again. Definitely level 3 vibration. By now my good humor had fled.
But a search of the GE website revealed the problem: we never removed the
shipping bolts from the back. So a bit more shoving and squeezing, and that
did the trick. By now I have moved this monster the equivalent of 50 yards, just
back and forth over the same square yard of floor. But it works. Singing
Halleluja for 2 hours will feel just about right now.
I forgot to mention that the drain hose was of course also too short. Litco didn't
carry them and sent me to Central Radio and Appliance. After about half an
hour, they finally found me a longer one (I had blanked on the word "drain" so
was reduced to asking for a "waste water thingie." For this I got a PhD in
English?). So chances are even if we had started on Saturday we wouldn't have
been able to finish on Sunday, since the hose would be too short and Central
isn't open on Sundays.
Hope your Monday went better.
Posted by Melissa Alosso on April 19th, 2010 | Permalink
"The bodyworker is not an interventionist; she is a facilitator, a diplomatic intermediary between physiological processes that have lost track of one another's proper functions and goals, between a mind that has forgotten what it needs to know in order to exert harmonious control and a body politic which increasingly utilizes disruptive demonstrations, terrorist tactics, and even the threat of all-out civil war to regain its governor's attention. Touching hands are not like pharmaceuticals or scalpels. They are like flashlights in a darkened room. The medicine they administer is self-awareness. And for many of our painful conditions this is the aid that is most urgently needed."
~ Deane Juhan, "Job's Body, A Handbook for Bodywork"
This quote struck me quite strongly last night as I received a much needed intense massage.
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Posted by Melissa Alosso on April 8th, 2010 | Permalink
It was great to see so many of you at AMTA NERC last month!
Thank you to all of you who visited us at the at the AMTA New England Regional Conference in Framingham, MA!
We'd love to meet you in person, hear how things are going for you, and help you with any product concerns you might have.
Pure Pro will be exhibiting at the 27th annual AMTA NERC trade show from Friday through Sunday, March 12-14
. Access to the exhibits is free and open to the public (you don't have to be an AMTA member to come). You can try testers of our products and essential oils, and ask us about finding the best products to stock your practice "toolbox."
This is a great opportunity for massage school students and new graduates to see and feel the products that are available and learn more about the industry. Gather resources. Gain experience. Meet inspiring teachers. Get to know your peers. Make lasting friendships. Try new products and meet the people who make them. Attend the many continuing education workshops to build your practice through specializing.Quick FactsPure Pro booth location:
Booth #42 in the hallway, next to our good friends at InnerpeaceExhibits open:
Fri, March 12th, from 4 - 10 pm; Sat, March 13th, from 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, March 14th, from 9 am - 12 pmLocation:
Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, MA. Hotel phone: 508-879-7200More info:
Email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her at 413-284-1062.
Check out http://amta-nerc.org
for more details.
Posted by Melissa Alosso on April 1st, 2010 | Permalink