The washing machine has been repaired. There was a problem with the connection to the timer (aka the brains of the machine), it probably got disturbed when we moved and came progressive looser until it fell out.
The repairman that came out has been the first tradesman not to be frightened of Caleb. Caleb responded by trying to help him repair the washing machine.
I have gotten some Dog Rocks to put in the dogs water bowls to help stop urine burn. My poor little lawn has patches of yellow all over it. Hopefully it will work or at least lessen it somewhat. It doesn’t help that it is winter and the lawn isn’t really growing at all.