all the best intentions to repair rather than replace last week were recently trumped by the fact that laying out a third of brand new value on what's likely to be a temporary fix on a 20 year old setup doesn't make much fiscal sense. yep, the repair guy confirmed a burned out motor on the dryer--so, strike one. the next step was reviewing the purchase options in search of the right combination of size, capacity, efficiency and price, and noticing that the bricks and mortar alternative over at the sears appliance store in chelmsford was going to be essentially the same price as ordering up stuff online, and there's everything to like about their delivery and repair services on top of carrying all the better brands at competitive prices--so, so far, so good. yet strike two was learning today upon delivery that the venting setup on the stacked apartment-style units isn't really suitable for the small space in my laundry room, and it likely didn't help the longevity of the old dryer motor, either. so here's the pitch--refusing the delivery of the combo unit gives opportunity to indulge on the generosity of the store clerk who has now ordered me up a whiz-bang "energy star" front-loader with a stackable and separate dryer unit to go on top, giving me the best of all possible worlds, and (hopefully) successful installation too. all i have to do is wait until this coming saturday for delivery, and smile to myself about the bachelor wisdom to have purchased plenty of spare undies so that laundry can be once every couple of weeks without batting an eye.
anybody want to come over and watch the soapy, sudsy soccer stuff get tumbled clean? i used to love watching the clothes go around in my grandparent's house, where the washer and dryer were right there in the kitchen... i can still hear the sound of the "all done" bell, and feel the warmth of fresh clothes right out of the dryer on a cool fall day.
i hate to wait, but waiting for something good is actually not so bad. (the new larger massage table should be here in a little bit, too).