Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Quick Update and . . . It's Amazing!

The last few days have been amazingly beautiful, and abnormally hot for this time of year.  We've been setting high temp records right and left.  Of course this all means that the pollen is swarming!  This morning I was out pulling a few weeds while waiting for the delivery men, and you could actually see the pollen flying through the air!  If you are one of those fortunate people who live where spring and fall pollen seasons aren't a big deal, you truly ARE fortunate!

But then the delivery men came, installed, and left me with stacks and stacks of laundry to do!  I have our usual laundry, the extra laundry from our camping trip, AND a huge stack of vintage linens I'd bought on ebay to resell to also be washed.  And that brings me to the amazing part!

My washer had been on it's last leg for a while now.  It made horrible noises and wasn't doing a very good job of spinning the water out of the clothes.  Then, the dryer, which we thought was fine just up and died!  Kaput!  We looked into having a repairman come out and work on both, but it would have cost a lot just for a service call, not to mentioin repair.  My hubby is of the "just buy a new one" mentality.  I wanted to get them repaired, he didn't.  And because I really needed my laundry facilities working, I folded!

And today they brought the new washer and dryer.  They aren't fancy.  They are a good brand, but much closer to the bottom of the line than even the middle of the road!  But they work!  No more awful, painful sounding noises from the washer, and the dryer is almost totally silent.

And I am amazed at how easily I had 'gotten used to' the sounds, because now I can hear the dogs outside and the dishwasher in the kitchen.  Just amazing!  And I am so happy to have 'my' laundry facilities back in use!

The oven, now that's a different story all together!  The first available appointment is next Monday between 1 and 5, so it will be another week of trying to figure out what to have for dinner.  You see, I bake/roast a lot!  This time of year I grill a lot, both on the new Cuisinart grill/griddle, and on the big grill, and when I grill out, we have baked potatoes, roast potatoes, oven fries, etc. as well as roast veggies.  Plus, I've really been in the mood for some 'lovin from the oven' but I can't do it - yet! 

Anyway, the oven is part of a slide in stove.  The stove top works fine, the broiler works fine, just the oven won't come on AT ALL!  It's gas, and it's got digital controls, so I don't know what the problem is.    It's about 14-15 years old, so it may be fixable, but it may not be, and while I would love a new stove, now is just not the best time for another appliance purchase!

One quick request.  My cousin-in-law Patsy is having some major medical issues, and her daughters (who say they read my blog (Hi Lisa and Suzie!) would truly appreciate any prayers you would like to lift up on their Mom's behalf!  And if you lift up Patsy, would you mind lifting up Lisa and Suzie and their families while you are at it?  It is hard caring for an ill parent, and I know that from experience!  And once again I thank you!

So, that's it from here.  I'm off to check the clothes in the new dryer and keep the cycle going!  Later, Becky


Fay said...
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K-Sue said...

I'm sorry you are having all these appliance issues at the same time. Glad you are enjoying the new laundry. Hope the oven is an easy fix. When we first moved here we were about 2 1/2 months without our range. Suddenly I had the urge to bake! We got by just fine with microwave, toaster oven, electric skillet, and slow cooker.

K-Sue said...

Did I say I LOVE this Happy Spring blog design? I do.

Janean said...

yep, life is busier in the spring...appliances are a blessing until they don't work! LOL.

big hugs