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C'est Mort

The washing machine, that is. After nearly 20 years of loyal service. Owes us nothing, but it is still inconvenient.

Given that laundromats seem to be a vanishing institution, said item will have to be replaced sooner, rather than later. And there is that whole plumbing issue to deal with. And while we're at it we ought to replace the dryer as well, especially since it barely functions and cannot be repaired (it also is nearly 20 years old. Yes, Rhi, that dryer)since the parts are no longer available.

Ya know, after awhile, chewing gum, spit, and baling twine just ain't enough to keep things together.

Le sigh.

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keastree
Nov. 12th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
If you need anything set on fire, just let me know. Reverend Randy said that after all I've been through lately, that I really needed to burn something to maintain my spiritual equilibrium. :)

:goes back to playing with the Zippo of Emotional Security, in bed!:

Edited at 2008-11-12 06:57 pm (UTC)
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rhiannon14
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
I second this. If you don't have a Home Depot card, this would be the perfect time to get one! You'll probably get another discount for opening the account.

Eek. The dryer lasted this long? I think I've been thru two since then.
unique_name_123
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Duct tape. You forgot duct tape.

Sorry to hear they bit the dust. Did the washing machine go in the usual fashion? (e.g. mid load and full of water?)
meirwen
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, of course! Poor Duchezz.
theboomboom
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Oh good grief.

:(
sillyviking
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
oy.
ermine_rat
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
My mother recently replaced her Dryer. She felt kind of cheated because there was no reason for it to fail, it had given her years of service since she bought it in 1973. I guess she felt it should last forever or something. She went to the place she bought it to ask about parts, and she even took the original recipt with her. The original guy who sold it to her was there. He sold it to her in the first few moths he worked there, and when my mom came in again, he was planning his retirement party.

Enjoy your new washer!
patrikia
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
There's a movie playing in my head right now of everyone at the house, beating the dead washer and dryer with rattan sticks...

Think of the bright shiny new washer and dryer you can get!

=hugs=
kelfstein
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
I have a washer and a dryer I do not currently need, washer has some balance issues but is not very old about three years, drier is in great shape and about 6 years old. If you can find someone to hall them to you, you can have them for free.
tacut
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Check on getting Home Warranty, they may be able to give you cash to replace the washer dryer so it might be worth the initial investment. Also, they get cut rate prices from manufacturers so you can save a lot of cash.
svan_1004
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
oooohhhh.....
bright and shiny
mmmmmm.

OK expensive, bight and shiny but still bright and shiny.
damedini
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh phooey! My washer is pushing 40, so I understand. In the past 6 years I'm on my 3rd dryer, but the washer keeps chugging.

May I recommend front-loading?

Good luck, hopefully with the economy you'll find a good sale.
giftchild
Nov. 13th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)

on the plus side, the new front-loader washers and things they have out now are much better/cheaper on water/energy to run. i forget if one can get any tax breaks for 'switching' to more energy/environment-friendly appliances...

jlbooth76
Nov. 14th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I think you can get tax benefits for switching to energy star appliances, AND I got mine at a "scratch & dent world" kind of place for MUCH cheaper than in a regular store. That said, willing to haul whatever will fit in the van wherever you want it. Can probably arrange use of truck/trailer if needed...
(Anonymous)
Nov. 13th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
About two years ago, I choked on the price tag and spent the money for the front loader washer & dryer. Never looked back. It was, by far, one the best investments we ever made. Water bill dropped by 40% and the electric bill dropped by 20%. It is a good thing when the dryer actually dries the clothes in my life time! :)With 5 adults (or adult sized humans) in the house, 17 pair of jeans in hours -wash-to-wear- is wonderful!
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