We just took delivery of a new washer and dryer -- the latest high tech models with lights and displays that look like something from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.
She has been studying the manuals, learning all the different settings and gizmos, while spending the day doing laundry. She just came in and said to me "I need more laundry to test. Is there anything else that needs washing?".
Do I have the only woman on the planet that is disappointed all the laundry is done?
Just show me which settings to wash my undies and socks and I will be happy.
Log off and go camping!
Honestly, I know how she feels !! I got a new laundry pair 9 months ago & I'm still happy about doing laundry. Laundry has a fresher smell, cycles are faster, and (best of all) it doesn't go off balance - ever !! I didn't realize how much I needed a new set.
Oh, come on, spoil sport, let her enjoy her new toy!
We have one that is similar. I know how to put the detergent in, push the button for the "NORMAL" cycle, and the "START" button and that's it. Anything else I have no "need to know".
As for the dryer, after I put the clothes in, I clean the filter, push the "TIMED DRY" button, check the time and temperature, and hit "START".
Again, I don't need to know any more than that about it!
On a side note, when I was about in the second grade, my Mother had an old square tub gas powered Maytag wringer washing machine. For the rest of her long life, she claimed that was the best machine she ever owned for getting clothes clean.
I can still remember grating the Fels Naphtha bar soap on laundry day!
Perhaps we haven't come as far as we think we have...
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I got the HE washer and new dryer a while ago. The feeling really will go away lol! Also you have to remember to wash the washing machine. But let her enjoy as long as possible. I can always find something to wash here. I will always love not bending down into the deep machine to get my laundry out though...front loading is great.
Nope, we were more "modern" than that. We had the galvanized plunger and a tub, until we got the gas powered Maytag.
Ah, yes, the joys of country living in the late 1940's! No electricity, no running water, if you needed hot water you built a fire in the kitchen wood stove and heated the water in the "wash boiler".
Laundry Day required a LOT of trips to the spring with a bucket, to carry enough water to fill the washer and two rinse tubs. Then it was grate the soap, wash, wring, rinse, wring, rinse again, wring again, hang, take in when dry, and iron what needed it with a "sad iron", which was heated on the wood stove (if you were lucky, you might have a kerosene-fired iron).
Yes, let her enjoy her new toy. Laundry isn't an all-day, labor intensive job anymore!
When I was a little kid, Mondays and Tuesdays were days to NOT annoy Mom. Monday was wash day and drying on the line in the back yard. Then my Dad's white shirts had to have starch applied to the collars and cuffs. Tuesday was ironing day. Everything that had to be ironed was dampened and rolled up. Then a little later, she would unroll each item, put it on the ironing board, plug in the iron and start. If I'd ever broken a leg on Tuesday, I knew to limp until Wednesday. My Dad knew to walk softly on Tuesdays as well.
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When the high tech bells and whistles washer refused to run one day, she bought a no lights, no buzzers, Made in the USA Speed Queen. About one more hiccup from the fancy dryer, and it will also be gone.
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