November: Washing machine looks funny. Brother says it´s making some funny noise. Says it´s a dead end and machine will stop soon.
December: Machine stops.
January: Looking for someone to fix it. Of course they charge a fortune. Call pieces dealer and find out that pieces cost 20 reais. Handyman tells me that what´s really expensive is his work (180 reais). I wonder what masterpiece he should deliver when ready. For 60 an hour, he should build a new washer. Told him to scram and now I´ll try to fix it myself.