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Today in My History

2000: Away We Go to an Island Fair
2001: Little Miss Homemaker Me
2002: What a Difference a Year Makes
2003: Very Bad, Horrible Mother
2004: Walter, the Spitter

2005: Unwanted Surprises
2006: On the Road with a Cell Phone
2007: Speaking out for Gay Marriage
2008: Pass the Tissues
2009: Things You Can't Live Without
2010: Nshuti Yange, Clarisse


Bitter Hack
Updated:
10/18
"Superior Donuts"
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Bingo"


Books Read in 2011
 
Updated: 10/17
"The$80 Champion"


VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK


The Monster in the Washer
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IT TAKES SO LITTLE

22 October, 2011

I takes so little to make me happy.  Today our new washing machine came!!! 

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The washer went out a day or so before the Pergo went in and what with all the things that were going on at the time, it was this week before we went out to actually buy the machine.

Walt was wonderful.  He has been schlepping essential clothes to the laundromat since the machine broke, but there's nothing quite like being able to toss things into the washer when they really need to be cleaned.

The last appliance we bought was our stove and I remember we had abrief conversation at the shop about whether or not to spend the extra money to get the one which came with a griddle in the middle.  We reasoned that, given our age and how often we replace appliances, this was probably the last stove we would ever purchase and so what the heck.  That turned out to be a wonderful decision and I use the griddle several times a week and absolutely love it.

So when we were looking at the available washers we had the same conversation.  Did we want the regular agitator wash, or did we want to spend the extra money for the new agitator-less, water saving, energy efficient, quieter models?   Again the "this is the last one we will probably buy" argument won out and we went with the newfangled model.

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So now, at age 68, I have to learn a new way to wash clothes and I have to learn not to panic if (a) the machine doesn't make enough noise and (b) it appears to have very little water in it.

Walt went and got the new detergent we're supposed to use and did the first load of wash.  They say it is quieter than the washer we're used to, but that's not quite true.  What is true is that it makes a very different sound...and Polly isn't sure she likes it!  (See Video of the Day).  But we can wash all of our clothes again.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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At Goofy's Kitchen; today they are going to Disneyland

 

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