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Scrub a dub dub

February 25th, 2008

We bought a washing machine from Sears yesterday. Exciting, I know! Ours has been making this horrible noise lately and it’s not the belt, so it must be the motor. We looked at machines a few weeks ago at Sears to get an idea of what we wanted to spend, and of course, my husband being the frugal man that he is was trying to sell me on a $350 model. No way was I getting something with less features than ours currently has.

Frankly, I want those spiffy front-loaders that sell for $800+ each but I knew that was a losing battle. Plus if I want to be logical, it doesn’t make sense to put something that expensive in a townhome that we know we won’t be staying in.

We haven’t decided if we’re going to stick around in this place until we move out of state in 5+ years, but I’m hoping for a house before then, if only to get away from our retarded neighbors. At night the entire courtyard is dark except for two units who keep their patio lights on all night long. Want to wager a guess who those two are? I don’t think I need to spell it out for you. We’ve been looking for light blocking drapes for the bedroom but the only ones we’ve liked were discontinued and the leftover stock in the store wasn’t the right size. We have the best luck with that; we’ve only been searching for over a year. Anyway, we were going to look at Sears but got so wrapped up in our washing machine purchase that we forgot.

And we compromised and got the $450 model which has a stainless steel tub and the capacity is a little larger than our current one with pretty much the same features. After taxes, gift card, 10% special, and “free” installation, I think it will cost $400, so we’re both happy. It arrives on Saturday. No more airplanes landing in the laundry room.

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  1. Jenniyb
    February 25th, 2008 at 09:22 | #1

    I’ve never know anyone to move out of a house without taking their washer and dryer with them. Of course there’s no harm in leaving yours if you want to, but I would definitely buy whatever washer and dryer you wanted (or could agree on!!) and just plan on taking it with you when you move.

  2. February 25th, 2008 at 09:28 | #2

    Jenniyb » Really? Every place we looked at, including the townhome we bought, came with the washer and dryer. Do people take their refrigerators where you live too? Usually all the appliances stay over here. Besides, I don’t think we have room for those awesome machines in this laundry room, but I will continue to lust after them until the day they are mine. Once I twist the husband’s arm, of course. I know no matter what it kills him to spend that much. :)

  3. February 25th, 2008 at 10:33 | #3

    We have my grandmother’s dryer. It’s like 35 years old. It still works great. We just keep cleaning it and putting new heating elements in it or replacing a belt. Washer is kind of new though. You can’t go wrong with Kenmore.

    ~Jef

  4. February 25th, 2008 at 11:25 | #4

    I am surprised since the washer wasn’t yours that you had to replace it! I guess when I’ve lived in places that had appliances furnished it was the landlords’ place to repair or replace them…

    enjoy your new machine!

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