Anyone who reads here regularly knows that my mobility is not what it once was. Stairs can be difficult at times. Two flights of stairs to the laundry room in my building can be particularly challenging. And because I prefer clean clothes rather than dirty ones, I decided some months back to do something about my laundry situation.
I did some online research and found there are apartment sized washers and dryers that do not require special plumbing or special electrical hook-ups. I compared prices and found a decent price from a place that would also deliver. It isn't easy to find a store that will deliver to a second floor apartment in a building without an elevator. But I found one locally.
Then I started saving. Every dollar I could squeeze out of the budget went in the washer-dryer fund. It took some time, but I reached my goal.
Today these little beauties were delivered.
They are small, but once my laundry is caught up, I won't have much to wash each week. The washer is on casters so I can roll it up to the kitchen sink to use it and roll it back out of the way when not in use. The dryer has an additional kit that makes it possible to use it without having to vent it outside.
Oldest Son says he will help me get them all set up. That won't be for a couple of days, however. I have bell peppers in the dehydrator now and have 20 lbs. of carrots to get to drying tomorrow morning. There is also chicken, pork and hamburger to can. My freezer is full, so the canning needs to be done right away.
Nonetheless, I am giddy with excitement. These new appliances not only will make life easier for me, but they represent just one more thing that will enable me to hang on to my independence a bit longer. I know that if I asked, my kids would do my laundry for me. But I am so much happier when I can do things for myself.
I'm kind of stubborn that way. Or so I have been told. :)
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