It started out so innocently.
Earlier this year I made a list of major items I wanted to buy for the house this year.
A new washer and dryer were on that list.
Now mind you, when I made the list, the washer and dryer were working ok, just not very efficiently.
But lately they have been a pain in the neck, I’m having to re-spin and/or re-dry almost every load. The basic fixes weren’t working anymore and the pair is at least 16 years old if not more. (They were included in a previous home purchase.)
So I took the plunge last week and ordered a new Maytag front load washer and dryer.
Aren’t they pretty?
There was a nice sale, a nice rebate, and another state rebate for recycling the old washer.
Oh, and Home Depot had the 12 month interest free deal.
Everything just fell into place.
So they will be delivered on Saturday.
This is where the yikes comes in.
Cleaning up the basement was suddenly at the very top of my to-do list.
So I went down into the dungeon Saturday and started clearing up some of the cobwebs and clutter.
It’s amazing how big the laundry area really is when you de-junk it!
Sigh. Ok, that's done. Now they have room to deliver the new and take out the old.
So then I get to looking at the walls and really seeing them for the first time in the 9 years since we moved in.
U G L Y Bad.
My new washer and dryer deserve so much better than this!
So out comes the paint and I get to work on
that cinder block wall behind the washer and dryer.
It’s over 70 years old and never been painted.
Go figure. How on earth did I get into this?
Of course, then I decide we need to replace the dryer vent with a rigid one, and the water hoses to the washer with the braided steel type. And while we’re at it, we need a new vent for the outside of the house. The old one is cracked.
And maybe, just maybe, the old fashioned kitchen sink will finally get hooked up.
Oh Honey, can you do that while I paint?……
He really was not into this.
Now I’m thinking that the plain concrete floor
needs to be painted.
And……. I need a countertop to go on top of the new machines when they get here.
And……. I need to paint or re-configure the very rustic 2 x 4 shelving down there.
I only wanted a new washer and dryer….