Saturday, November 5, 2011

All Washed Up

RIP:  Kenmore 80 series washer

If you are friends with me on Facebook (and assuming you read my occasional and boring status updates) you know my washer quit working last Tuesday.  We had the appliance repairman out and he said the transmission blew but he could fix it for $300.  I painfully wrote him a check for $55 and thanked him for coming to look at it.  $150 was my limit to fix the Kenmore.

Desperate and with laundry piling up I turned to my facebook friends for suggestions for a new washer.
I posted:
"My washing machine broke yesterday and today I'm looking for recommendations for a new one (and possibly a dryer if the husband lets me replace our fully functional one so they match.) Please tell me if you love (or hate) any in particular. Top load or no?

Yours Truly, Domesticated and Drowning in Dirty Clothes
Wednesday at 5:01pm near Atlanta"

My brother Brian replied with my favorite (yet most useless) comment:
"I recommend Matt's abs."

Everyone else gave me great advice which helped me decide that at this time I do not need to buy a top of the line washing machine with all the good-looks and eco-friendly gadgets.  (nor do I need a matching dryer)

I'm sure my Mom will be a little disappointed because she always taught me "you get what you pay for."  But if my Dad were still alive he would be proud.  He always told me, "don't listen to your Mother."  =)

Without further adieu (and before you nod off) I present to you my new Maytag washer.  Which was dirt cheap and 10% off of that!  It will be delivered tomorrow between 11am and 1pm.  (Guess what I'll be doing while Matt is watching football all afternoon?)

Lauren oh Lauren...I love her so.

I go to the YMCA to exercise just about every school day after the kids get on the bus.  So every morning I wake up, put on workout clothes and throw my hair into a make-shift pony-tail.  I'm going to sweat so I don't put any make-up on.  Lauren has let me know that she doesn't like this look.  "Momma, you look MUCH better with your hair down."  (yeah I do go to school!)

Yesterday I dressed up to go out to dinner in honor of a dear friend who's moving to Charlotte, NC.  I did my hair and make-up as well.  Before I left Lauren brought me this special note.  Perhaps she thinks positive reinforcement will get more results

 I sure love that kid.

1 comment:

brian said...

I'm not saying, I'm just saying Matts abs would have been cheaper :)