Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Don't you just love a cliffhanger ending? I know I do! It's time to introduce you to the newest members of our family... Our new washer and dryer!

This may not be so exciting to everyone else, (and it just may be a disappointment to some of you who thought we were talking about a puppy) but to us it's Christmas in September. We've been in Pensacola since May and in that time laundry, a task that I don't usually mind at all, has become the bane of my existence. In order to really appreciate your washer and dryer, take your next load of laundry to your nearest laundromat.

It doesn't matter where you live or how nice your neighborhood is, laundromats are nasty. They're poorly lit and the magazines are all three years out of date. The floors are sticky from spilled detergent and little barefoot, Kool Aid mouthed kids run around pushing each other in the carts, their mom's yelling, "Hush 'for I smack you!" Meanwhile, you're trying to decide which dryer to use, the one that's closest to the air conditioner that's only pumping air into a six foot radius or the one that the scruffy college guy just pulled his crab sheets out of. Decide quick, because the pushy mom is pulling your intimates out of the washer she's been waiting for. When your clothes are done drying, you just shove everything into the hamper and book it out of there, because wrinkly clothes are better than folding them there, where the guy who looks like someone from an Amber Alert has been watching your underwear tumble around and around in the dryer for the last 4o minutes.

So when we found out another couple was getting rid of their washer and dryer and only wanted a couple hundred for the pair, we were more than ready to say goodbye to the laundromat and say hello to our new babies!

I've done three loads already and I couldn't be happier.


  1. I know how you feel ... I had my own washer and dryer in Indy and it was AWESOME. Sadly, I had to leave them behind. A washer/dryer is a MUST everywhere we go from now on.