Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Good Day

The picture of Lil Vicki doesn't have anything to do with this post. I just love looking at this cutie!

Even with rain off and on all day I got a lot of things accomplished. Still lots to mark off the to do list but making headway. Had several trays of herb seedlings that needed to be put into bigger individual pots. Got 3 more trays of seeds planted. So looking forward to my herb garden this year.

Right before I went to the mountains for Christmas my washer broke. William was going to fix it before I came home. Well that didn't happen. He just didn't have the time. After I came home he was still busy with his handyman business that there just didn't seem to be time for him to tear the washer down to repair it. I also didn't seem to find the time to use the washtubs and washboard. I broke down and went to the laundry mat. I who usually wash at least one load of laundry a day was down to washing clothes once a week and having to pay to do that! I kept an eye on Craigs List for a inexpensive but working washing machine. When I found one I could afford I was always too late. Yesterday I saw a front loading washer (a dream come true) for only $125 and it was right down the road from our house. I talked it over with William and emailed thinking I would be too late again. Was surprised later to see a email with a number to call if I was still interested. The lady purchased the washer for $1200! She also purchased the cabinet it sits on for another $200. She said the washer would sometimes not finish the rinse cycle and she would have to reset it to rinse again. Her husband is a plumber and she also had a repairman out to check it. Well we decided it was something minor and purchased the washer. On the way home I was reading the manual and  it said if  the washer had a code pop up and it didn't rinse to check for kink in water line or if the screen on the waterhoses were filled with dirt or grit. First thing William did when we got home was check the screens on the water hoses. One was slightly dirty but the other one was completely clogged with a sandy grit. He took the screen off and cleaned it and then washed out the waterlines in case there was any left in the hoses. We  hooked everything up and I ran a small load to check it out. It worked fine. I have washed 5 loads of clothes, bedding, rugs, etc and not a single problem. The washer works perfectly. I got a $1200 washer for $125! Another great thing about buying it is we had sold the last 2 pigs and delivered eggs to our egg customers that morning and had exactly the money needed! God answers even the simplest prayers and I sure am blessed!

 Guess you can tell by the water marks on the glass it was still in use when I snapped this photo. Guess I better get busy folding and putting away laundry. Have a blessed weekend!

7 comments:

Mike said...

Yep, sounds as if Someone was helping you get the washer. Reminds me of Larry. 12 1/2 horse Murray rider. I paid $75 for him, 4 years ago. Was told transmission slipped. I've had no problems with it. I did have to repair a steering ball joint but...

TexWisGirl said...

that is AWESOME! i LOVE to hear stories like this - truly a 'God provided' perfectly story. :)

goatpod2 said...

Lil Vicki is cute! What a good deal on the washer. I only wash clothes once a week anyways.

Amy

Carolyn Renee said...

To think that the couple that sold you the washer could have fixed it themselves if they just took a little time to read. Oh well, their loss, your awesome gain!

tea4too0 said...

I sure am loving lil Vicki. She is a real cutie.
I found me a bargain the other day too. It is a wooden clothes drying rack, it is pretty big too. I only paid 18 dollars for it. Got to try it out yesterday. Even tho I got a late start, I got 2 loads dry before the sun went down. I am so tickled, as my dryer has been squeeking bad for months now. Oops, getting carried away, I will leave some space for others to have,lol.
T

WeldrBrat said...

I love it! When I look back at the time passing within your post - and how you dealt with everything while continuing to put one foot in front of the other... I see this as getting to the other side of a storm, keeping a hold on faith in God. Fun, huh! You know someday, that blessing will come. But isn't it enough to make you bust up laughing when you see how He provided a blessing in a way that you would never even have expected! And only a few doors down from your very own! Happy for YOU!

Maple Lane said...

Love the story of the washing machine. Lil Vicki is such a sweetheart! Look forward to hearing about her escapades!