Monday, November 10, 2008

Wash This

How do I say this delicately?

I hate my washer. It is about as old as I am and it could be the very most un-fun thing to purchase as a grown up. Here is an item that you use to do work that is so not fun and then, it has the audacity to not work properly.

I won't bore you with the details of my domestic woes. I can see it now. Tim and I will travel to one of the boring stores that I try to avoid like Best Buy or Sears. We will spend hours looking at washers when neither of really care which washer we should buy. After years and years of using apartment complex washers, we are not picky. It just needs to wash, spin, rinse. I don't even know if it needs to do it in that order. All I know is that this purchase is going to have to happen soon.

See...we are doing our part to get this economy going.


Carm said...

No, no, no.... a good washer is a gift from God. Ask Marci about hers. She and Dave just got a new washer/dryer set and they seem pretty nice. I would LOVE to have a nice new washing machine and now you can buy ones that are better for our environment too, by using less water and so forth. Embrace this experience. Sure it sucks to spend money on things like washers when you could be loading up on cds and other goodies, but to have a washing machine that is new and lovely in your own home and not have to go to a laundromat... ahhhh... it sounds like a dream.

Maybe you can even get a cool color?

Me said...

I've never cared much about washers either, so long as they work. So every time I've bought a gently-used (less than ten years old and works) off of the classifieds or Craigslist, paying about $100-$150 for the pair. They still last about ten years, and work fine.

Mathman said...

I love shopping for appliances, although I hate the actual spending of the money needed to take them home. We have a Maytag Neptune washer and we really love it. It did cost a bit more than a standard washer, but it does save water and energy.

Carm said...

Ohhh... Neptune. Even the name is cool! Based on that alone I think you should buy that one!