Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How Easily Amused We Are

There are only a few very vivid memories I have of my childhood. You know those ones that you can still remember what each person was doing and exactly where it took place. One of those memories is when our family got our first microwave. We were all in awe of it. We all stood around just watching it work wondering how it could warm something so fast. Another memory is when we got a VHS tape player. I thought we had hit the big time that we could actually afford one of these machines. I was totally excited about this new item. No more renting one from the grocery store. There was another time that my mom and dad came home after a date and my mom had gotten her ears pierced and my dad had to. Well actually he really hadn't got his pierced he was wearing a fake one but it definitely left an impression on me. I still remember thinking what in the world has he gone and done.  I said all of that to say we had one of those moments at our house this week.

For a while now I knew that my washing machine was going out. It was only about 17 years old or older I don't know why it decided to stop working now. lol Anyway I was hoping it would wait until March because Akansas is offering a rebate after this time but of course it was not meant to be. You know how much I hate to miss a good deal. Last Friday night it decided the time had come for it to totally stop spinning the clothes out at the end of the cycle. As much as I tried to baby it into working it was of no use. It was gone. So Saturday we bought a brand spanking new washer.

Feast your eyes on this beauty.

According to the person who sold this to us it will do anything and everything. Your clothes will come out spotless and pressed. Well not really, but it is suppose to clean good and use a lot less water. Now if they came out ironed that really would be cool.

After Tim got it installed on Saturday evening we washed our first load of clothes in it. I still can't help but laugh. Tim and I standing in the laundry staring at the machine as it washed. I really don't know what we expected it to do. After a while the watching of clothes go around in a circle got boring and we left but the memory remains. lol


Alex and Jill said...

That is so funny that you guys stood and watched it wash your clothes. HA! I would have done the same thing...that thing is way cooler than my washer!

I have a vivid memory as a child that involves your house in Tuckerman. I had spent the night and your Mom made us breakfast the next morning. That's when I had "homemade donuts" for the very 1st time. I couldn't believe that your Mom could make donuts with biscuits!! (LOL) Such a treat. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

That is too funny. I would do the same thing. I loved watching the soap and clothes in the washer when I used to do laundry at the laundry mat. That is a pretty cool machine you got there. If it irons them...let me know.

Cassie said... said...

to funny! I did the same thing with my new veggie steamer! Only I didn't walk away...a watched it the WHOLE 15 minutes!

estes5family said...

that cracks me up! i had the same impressive memory of when my dad came home on valentines day with our first vhs player. we haven't bought anything new in a while, but eric is looking at trucks...!!!