Tuesday, February 05, 2008

R.I.P. Frigidaire Gallery 11-Cycle Energy Star Front Load Washing Machine 2001- 2008

Frigidaire Washing Machine arrived at the pearly gates at such a young age. It was truly a tragic demise, as it first began not spinning when containing anything larger than average size loads, then developed intermittent leaks, and finally, just prior to its end, it could barely render a groan. Transplant of vital organs was deemed futile and not cost-effective, because of its multi-system failure. It is survived by its life partner, Dryer, who struggled with warming issues two months ago, but was revived by glow-plug replacement. Also survived by much older sibling washing machine, Heavy Duty Kenmore, who remains in good health even into its advancing years.

Because dimensions of washing machines have changed since Frigidaire was installed, elimination of some laundry room counters will be required to accommodate its replacement. Condolences may be sent to the laundress, Yvonne.

On happier notes, we just returned from a family visit to Yuma Arizona. Always a joy to see the folks, and this year, we managed to hit Yuma Lettuce Days. Here, Lisa & I are enjoying the salads - quite generous at $2. There were lots of other things going on, including this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfKdcKwXpws - truly, the highlight of Lettuce Days.

We visited our camel friends, and I got a lot of knitting done, finishing socks for Doug. These are Trekking yarn, I think my very favorite sock yarn, for its wonderful colors & durability.

We also visited an area of Painted Desert, by Martinez Lake, and hiked the trail there.


Blogger Sue said...

I like how the colors of the socks match the photo of the Painted Desert!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Tina T-P said...

Ohh - sorry about the washer - hopefully it died in conjunction with a good sale at DeWaard & Bode LOL -

That salad looks yummy - sounds like a fun festival.

See you in a couple of weeks for spinning class :-) T.

11:01 PM  
Blogger d2 said...

My condolences, Yvonne, for the loss of counter space. I loved the pics of you and Lisa and the camel!


8:19 AM  

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