|New Microwave in it's new home!|
Over the past year our combination washer and dryer which lives in a laundry closet had started to exhibit some signs of serious aging. The spin cycle was an exciting event for everyone in the house (even the animals thought so) and the dryer had started to dry clothes in a less than efficient manner. Now, we are not foolhardy and have our dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis so we knew that was not the issue. This washer and dryer had survived for 19 years! It was delivered when I was 9 months pregnant with my second son and saw us through countless loads of laundry through every stage of my boys life. But the time had come...the noise was unbearable and we had to start thinking about our neighbors that live on the other side of the wall! For those of you that understand washing machine tub size - you won't believe this - the tub on that old machine was only 2.5 cubic feet!! I survived. The boys always had clean clothes but big stuff had to go to the cleaner and I did many more loads of wash than some of my friends. You'll be happy to know that the new machine, while still a stackable that fits our laundry closet, is a roomy 3.9 cubic feet and is so quiet that at first I thought there was something terribly wrong. I did a lot of laundry yesterday because it was a pleasant task. I know. I'll get over it.
|Official GE picture of new microwave!|
So in the final analysis, while it's exciting for me to get these two new appliances, I know they will be with me for a long time. My husband and I will have many arguments about getting rid of them over the years and he will prevail every time with a trip to the hardware store and the purchase of a $1.00 fuse that will extend it's life that much longer. Aaah well...
Below are closer pics of my new stackable washer and dryer. We couldn't get the trendy 'front loading' models available today because they would block access to the electricity and water. It is in a closet after all.
*Many of you know that our little family has had more than our fair share of serious illness in the past 8 years. It is in the past. We're looking forward to a healthy and active future which includes sharing our table with friends and family once again. You're invited!