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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Washing machine woes and Where we’re headed

16th September 2005

Hi there! Sorry for the blog neglect:) It’s been a crazy week. Brian got over his fever bug after a day or so of feeling bad, and I think it’s out of our household. Wednesday was a BIG day, as we were hosting our new home church here at our house for the first time. 12 people in all for a potluck dinner and discussion time. This will be a weekly event. We’ve really only got dinner seating for 4 (!!!), so I set up a patio table and a folding buffet table in our front room. (Our front room is meant to be a formal living room, but until we’ve got the $$ to really make it “liveable”, we live in the den.) I got rid of quite a few of the boxes that had called it home, hung up my collection of crosses, tossed some tablecloths on the tables and voila! It looked like I should be opening up shop on a little cafe! Maybe I will… that’s another blog:) Anyway, I cleaned so hard, and the place looked great and a great time was had by all. I was thoroughly exhausted yesterday, though.

Then we had planned a game night with friends last night, and it was a relaxing evening. But now we’re headed to Nashville for a weekend with Brian’s cousin, his wife and their cute kids and a bike race. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it – Cross your fingers that maybe Brian will win some $$ to pay for gas and the entry fee… and maybe a little extra!

To make things even crazier, I washed 4 loads of laundry on Wednesday in the midst of my cleaning, and forgot to get the last load moved to the dryer until today. I opened the washer to find a tub FILLED with water, my towels smelling like dirty water, and the washing maching making unhappy dying noises. AG! So it appears a new washing machine is in our future, unfortunately for our budget. But if we have to do it, we’re gonna get a good one, and I think I want a front-loading energy efficient one. Please post if you have any suggestions! We may go get in Monday am! I’m desperately trying to find the cheapest, but best HE (high-efficiency) model to get.

Have a good weekend!

2 Responses to “Washing machine woes and Where we’re headed”

  1. tb Says:

    I hear that HE ones are great but my mom-in-law has one and it takes forever to wash! Don’t be rushed to get laundry done if thats the case.

  2. Kristine Says:

    I hear this as well, but I also hear they spin clothes so dry that it only takes a fraction of the time to dry. I hear they’re gentler on clothes, too, because there’s no agitator just the tumbling action. My father-in-law helped us find one on Friday, and it’ll be here Tuesday. I’m excited to test it out!

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