Tuesday, March 17, 2009

life comes at you fast.....

Saturday was one of those cold, rainy, ugly days. And very laid back. I had plans of watching basketball all afternoon long. That all changed when I heard a terrible grinding noise coming from the laundry room.

I opened the lid of the washing machine and saw that the agitator wasn't moving, but the tub was full of water. I found the washer manual and saw that we'd bought the machine 9 years ago. Great, no more warranty. The bride and I went from talking about getting it fixed to buying a new one to also buying a new dryer to match. Dollar signs flashed, followed by the reminder that we'd just replaced our downstairs HVAC system. Yay.

Rather than spending the money on a new high efficiency washer and dryer, we opted to get it repaired. The good news is that if the estimate is over a certain amount, Sears will give us that much off a new washer if we buy through them. So we've got that going for us.

The good news is that the bride hasn't had to do any laundry since Saturday.....

Another PS - Today the bride is celebrating her 27th birthday. She liked 27 so much that she's going back to it this year. Tonight, since she's a St. Patrick's Day child, she wants corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Yeah, I won't be fixing that, so we'll be going out. Happy Birthday, sweet bride o' mine!

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