Well, my washing machine had taken a dump several months ago (about the same time I was having issues with the freezer). I have been taking truck loads of laundry to the coin laundry every week and have been hating it... :(
Yesterday, Victor had decided that he should take care of the problem since I have been losing time by doing laundry outside the house.
After contemplating where we should purchase a new washing machine and then driving to a couple of places we ended up buying our new washing machine from Lowes.
We went in determined to buy just a basic washing machine. Victor had is eye on a Roper with a plastic tub (I was not happy with that decision). I gave him a funny look and he said "WHAT?!?" I told him that I didn't want a Roper and I didn't want a washing machine with a platic tub.
We were looking at the Maytags and Whirlpool washing machines (they are the same company by the way). Our last washing machine was a Maytag; a Model T. When the repair man came he told us it would cost $600 for all the parts and labor. I had found out that the Model T happened to be a flop and that there is currently a consumer law suit against Maytag...
I wasn't so sure that I wanted to buy another Maytag... While we were debating over which machine to buy Victor notice a nice model made by BOSCHE. I had noticed it too, but I didn't dare ask Victor if I could have it. All the machines we had been looking at were in the $400 range. The BOSCHE was nearly $700.
The Lowe's employee working in the appliance department perked up and told us all the wonderful things about the BOSCHE washing machine... long story short: We purchased the BOSCHE and it was discounted by 10% and we were given a $50 gift card. Due to the long wait (45 minutes) to get the machine brought up to the front we walked off with another 10% discount on any next purchase... :)
I have now been able to wash clothes and towels and I didn't even have to leave the house! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!