My washer decided to stop working again. It stopped working back in November, just one week before Chris came home. When I was trying to get not only the clothes clean, but also all the sheets and throw rugs in the house, so that Chris could come home to a clean house. Instead he came home and got to play Mr. Fix-it right away. In true fashion, the washer decided to stop working again just one week before Chris came home from Virginia. Then it worked for a few loads, only to die again a few days later with the tub full of water. Each time something different appeared to be wrong with it, so we figured our 9 year old washer was ready to be replaced, especially with Chris due to head out to sea again in less than 2 months, and a new baby on the way.
We decided to join the world of front loading washers and researched for a nice one...the matching dryer will have to wait. It is amazing the things that can get you really excited as you get older and step into motherhood. Your perspective changes so much when it comes to those little things, a good parking space is not necessarily the one closest to the door, but the one closest to the cart corral. Making it through the day without emotional meltdowns (on your part or the kids') can often be a feat in itself, and a brand new washer can make you excited about tackling that dirty clothes hamper that seems to grow the dirty clothes all on it's own!
Although, it seems I'm not the only one excited about this new washer. This is what I found today when I came in from checking the mail.
Ahh, the little things!