Washing Machine

About 2:00 am this morning, Sierra woke up to the washing machine beeping... When I got up and went to change the loads, I noticed that the machine was off.  She told me about the error message so I reset the machine to try again.  Then... I saw the dreaded flashing "nd" which means not draining!  (Thanks to the online manual from maytag.com.) I immediately took out 1/2 of the load (it just happened to be heavy, wet towels) and set the machine to spin again.  Thank goodness that worked.  We don't realize how vital such a home appliance can be until it is not available. I've been watching it very closely today and so far we are all systems go.  I'm thankful for my washing machine and will try to appreciate it a bit more by not over-loading it again.