Saturday, March 10, 2012
A Good Day
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!