Oh, it has been so long that I am just so excited! I have been saving for a long time for a new washer, dryer, and refrigerator. When my mother-in-law passed away some 9 or 10 years ago we moved into her place which was only suppose to be a temporary situation until we found what we really wanted. Years later we are still here, but that is ok as with the way this economy has been going it just worked out better for us. All, well almost all, the fridge was 10 years old, but the washer and dryer were over 25 years old. Let me tell you something. If that washer had not started breaking apart so to speak, I would still be using it; don't get me wrong as it still works so it is going into my daughter's old place for now as that new one went kaput. Many years ago it went on the blitz and I thought then I would be getting a new one, but it kept on truckin! I will use something to the very last, but as for that fridge.....I hated that fridge.
I was very surprised to find out later that it was something like 22 or 23 cubic feet, but I did not care as I dislike that fridge. Why? It was a side by side. Why on earth my mother-in-law who loved to cook and share food bought it I will never know. I believe a friend talked her into it as it came with an ice water dispenser. No matter, did I tell you how much I disliked it? Any holiday, any party, could I fit food in it? Nooooo.
So last summer I started looking and almost bought the appliances, but I am the type of person that needs to think on it. Have I been thinking for years, yes, but no matter this was money going out the door which is one of those things I really need to think about. The last fridge I bought was over 20 years ago and it is still working (knock on wood) in my daughter's old place.
One of the things my hubby and I did in November was appliance shopping, he went twice, and that was enough for him! Haha! I knew that I wanted the freezer on the bottom for sure, and I could have gone with a single door, but hubby fell in love with this one.
So what about the little mouse in the fridge? Well, it's a joke. By the time we put the food from the side by side into this one it was still empty! I went around telling people that the little mouse was standing there in the fridge with fork and knife in hand asking where all the food was!
And my washer and dryer? The washer is different, no agitator, so that is strange for me though I do like it. The dryer I have only used a few times. What can I say? I am still a clothes line kinda gal!