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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2010-05-27 15:24
Subject: A lazy summer afternoon style drive-by update
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Location:Work
Mood:hungryhungry
Music:Nickelback: Rockstar
Tags:rl
I'm at work, the boss is on vacation, and I'm listing to I don't know what because someone has music enabled on his or her blog and I have no clue which tab is making the music play. I seems to be a loop of three songs, all sort of country rock. No clue who the artists are, but they're agreeing with me fairly well.

Anyway, it's be a week and it's not over yet. Last weekend we cleaned out our pond. Which looked good when I last saw it but I didn't sound right and I turned off the pump. With a tiny bit of luck maybe the husband can check it out tonight.

Sunday, after our labors in the yard, I ran a few loads of laundry. Which would not have been remarkable if the dryer had not failed on the penultimate load. It took me until today to set up an appointment with the repair service. Our washer and dryer will be 20 years old come July and I was thinking about replacing them. Which is why I put off calling. Only two days later the car broke and now I'm worried about how much that's going to cost.

This afternoon we dropped the car off at the repair place but they're backed up and don't think they'll be able to look at it before tomorrow. Good thing we borrowed the boss' car while he's out of town or we'd have to rent something.

Meanwhile, the blasted cottonwoods are happily doing their thing. And it isn't even June yet. It really feels like summer out there, flowers everywhere, cottonwood fluff floating through the air, and me wishing I'd worn shorts to work. And being thankful for allergy meds or I'm sure I'd have *way* more to complain about than itchy eyes.
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Jen
User: greenlady2
Date: 2010-05-28 01:12 (UTC)
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Things already break down at the same time. Always. It's some kind of universal law. :-(
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2010-05-28 13:39 (UTC)
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I've noticed that. Part of me thinks it's because we also purchased them around the same time. From what I recall reading in Consumer Reports, the average washer & dryer last 20 years. Even knowing that, and even knowing there are energy savings to be had, we're going to see if we can coax another year out of ours. Not to mention the high efficiency ones are (I think) rather new technology and I'd like the bugs worked out before I plunk down my dollars.

Still no word from the repair shop on the car. But it isn't even 10 a.m. yet so I ought to cut them some slack.
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mbcrui
User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-05-28 13:12 (UTC)
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We bought a new HE washer and dryer last year to replace some that were in the 15 year old range. I like the energy savings from the HE... but I wouldn't recommend the GE http://www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_12605_Appliances_Washers+%26+Dryers_View+All?sbv=GE+Appliances&sbf=Brand

We had to replace the drum shocks on it at less than a year old. It's working fine, now, but I don't like that parts failed less than a year into the life cycle.
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