I know that "at our age" Hubby and I are supposed to want to own a house. Well, it would be nice to have a yard, as Hubby is an excellent gardener. But, other than that, we just have not felt the need to invest in one.
This week, the advantages were obvious. We have a really nice washer...heavy duty, extra capacity. It WAS really nice and did a great job on our laundry....until this week. Hubby was washing a load and notice water coming OUT FROM UNDER it during the spin cycle. He turned it off and cleaned up all the water and called me at work to tell me about it. Well, I am a little more mechanically inclined than he, so I looked at it when I got home. I took off the front and checked everywhere, but could not find a clogged line. And I am NOT handy enough to tell if the pump went out or whatever. I COULD tell that it desparately needed a new belt, but it looked like changing that was way beyond my abilities.
We thought about calling a repair man, but since I bought the washer in '93 or '94, I decided that it had done its duty and should be allowed to die in peace. LOL!
So we called our apartment office. Our apartments provide washers and dryers in every unit, but since we had our own when we moved here, they pulled theirs out of our unit. Since they have not had to provide us with either (or a refrigerator, since we have our own) for 6 years, they were more than happy to send us a washer.
The maintenance guy actually offered to check ours out before just trashing it, but he couldn't find the problem, so pulled ours out and a little while later brought us a BRAND NEW, in the box washing machine. WooHoo!
If we lived in a house, we would have had to take care of the old washer, go to the store, buy a new one and wait for delivery. Sure, we can afford to buy a new one, but we didn't have to.
Yeah for apartment living!!
Frugal Friday.....the May 25th Edition
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