Yes my piece of junk water saver is getting kicked out of this house. These machines were so highly touted 10 years or so ago – I just had to have one when my machine broke down for good 7 years ago and it was a decision I regretted ever since. Tuesday I will get a new machine delivered – an agitator and a full tub of water with which you may soak something for 2 hours without the water draining out. Whoever invented the water saver needs to realize they do not do quilts well – or clothing. How many of us have clothes that come out of a water saver machine still dirty or needing more rinsing – a quilt that doesn’t get completely wet? Even when using the “bulk size” load. After 7 years mine is being carted out of my house for a $15 recycle fee that I am gladly paying to get it out my door. I know some places you really do need to watch how much water you use because of droughts and if I have one and need to watch my water consumption I will wash my clothes in small loads or with it packed full to make good use of it. But I want a full tub of water. I snapped these two photos with the phone. This is the large 4.2 cubic feet machine. 14 wash cycles, 2 hour pre-soak if you wish. Full deep load! (I am not just replacing because I wanted to but because of trouble that I have been having with it for months now – Mike kind of fixed it but it got worse and a repairman would need to come out – Mike checked out on line what was wrong with it and sounded like it would take hours to get the fix done at who knows what price – this new machine on labor day sale and with a discount made the sound decision to get a new one and get the old out of the house).
I wonder how many of you know that if you or your spouse is an honorable discharged vet that you can get a 10% discount at Lowes? We didn’t know about it until several months ago when Mike read something about it – so he inquired and yes you bring your honorable discharge military papers with you and show at the check out and they input information into the computer – you get a “My Lowes” card (this is not a credit card it is a reward point type of card) which you show at check out on your purchases and a 10% discount is applied – this really comes in handy for something like a washing machine or other appliance. Mike makes all of our purchases now at this store where he can get the discount – building supplies etc. it will at least pay the taxes if nothing else.
And a little more done on the hexies – I never did get the basket quilt out yesterday – I read a book, enjoyed the 78 degree weather on the porch – not bad for a 1st day of summer! windows open all day. I did go exercise and worked a little more on this quilt last night.