Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wish list item #1 - CHECK!

I wanted a new washer and dryer when we lived in Idaho.  We sold them when we moved, but our house came with a washer and dryer.  Unfortunately, the new-to-us washer and dryer are at least 5 years older than our previous 5 year old models, if not more.  Every week on laundry day, I called Doug at work to tell him we were buying a new washer and dryer TODAY.  Then I would finish the laundry and go back to figuring that I could live with the ones I had.  And then laundry day would come again.  Monday as I was doing laundry, I smelled a shirt as it came out of the dryer and it smelled like it was never even washed.  I washed the same load of laundry 3 times and they still looked dirty.  And then the washer started making odd noises.  I finished the laundry, but this time stuck to the idea of getting a new washer and dryer.  I have been researching them for years and I knew just what I wanted - or close at least.  I DID know just what I wanted until we got to the store and the ones that were second on my potential-option-list were significantly less money AND they came with free pedestals and a 5 year warranty.  

If I had known the entertainment value, I think I would have purchased these long ago.



And now my clothes look and smell very clean.  I do unfortunately feel like I live in a laundromat at times.  These are deeper than the other washer and dryer, so they take up more space, but they are pretty and do a great job - AND THEY'RE ENTERTAINING, so I'll keep 'em!

9 comments:

Grant said...

That is an amazing set of "watching" machines and the washer and dryer are AWESOME too. I will try and not be envious. LOVE, Trudy

Kristen said...

I hear ya Erin. The washer and dryer we are using now are the same ones we have had since roughly 1994. Of course almost 8 years in storage and they are still fairly "new" but boy are they behind in the technology department. Todd keeps saying we need to get a new set just about every evening when he irons his clothes, but of course he wants the fancy Steam ones so that he won't have to iron his work clothes anymore. We might just have to put them on our "big ticket purchase" savings list if they're going to provide entertainment value too! Kids, gotta love them and their enjoyment of the little things.

Celeste said...

And they're red! I love em!

Jeremy said...

This is me paying attention when the professor talks about gastric lavage for the third time. Cool machines!! So when does nolan get his cast off?

Koren said...

It sort of reminds me of Emily at the Nicholson's house...... I'm glad you finally fulfilled your dream.

Marinda said...

My washer and dryer are not that old at all but I LOVE your new ones! You should post a picture of your stove so people can be jelous of it too - I hear it is amazing!

The Hydes said...

Happy Day! Good for you!

munyer jerk chicken said...

niiiiice... can i come over on my next laundry day? today, i pulled out our whites only to find that they are hardly white at all (ancient apartment building coin operated machines? or washing in murky kenai water??). i also love that your boys have their chair in place to just watch the laundry spin. great purchase!

i also just read another post with the redoubt photo and haiku - congrats! i should have figured you guys are so talented!

doug said...

definitely the kenai water. soak something in brown water, it's bound to come out brown. cast comes off tomorrow.