Once I said "Sarge's" she said, in a very polite, diplomatic way "Well, if you would please indulge me, I have another option" (although the phone connection must have been bad because it sounded like she said "I don't want another out of date piece of crap that we will have to replace again in three months") As she put it so eloquently I was compelled to listen. She had done her research prior to calling me and had located a NEW high tech, triple-loader, with all the bells and whistles that we could get on store credit. She had also discussed terms and dollar figure and that she could have it delivered the next day, with free removal and set up.
Gosh! How could I say no.
Honestly, it was the smartest choice. With full service and warranty, plus the energy savings of not having to run the dryer five times a load, it was a no brainer!
So, they delivered it yesterday morning, and she gleefully went to work on the laundry, having finished all the kids and most of hers by the time I came home. Then, like a professional spokes model, she happily demonstrated it's many functions. Touch screen display, a multitude of settings, with features ranging from load sensors, weight balancing and auto fill that determines the exact amount of water for the weight of clothes. AMAZING! And as we stood there marveling at the new addition, two thoughts came to mind. First was how lucky I was that not only was she a good partner and mother but that I had a wife that appreciated the gift of a washer and dryer. Some men have to endure the demands of diamonds, vacations and luxuries to keep their significant others satiated. I'm a lucky, lucky man!
Two: Just how much of a redneck am I to spend my evening playing with this heah' new fangled' gadget!
Yesterday was a busy Tuesday! Picked up three new goodies, and with barely enough time to prep them for sale, two of them sold out from under me! Also, sold one of the MTB's we got in for the "Bike Ministries" so they can get more rides out to the homeless. Of course, repairs as always were unabated, thank you all so VERY much! We are still managing to get most of them done on a same day basis! Also we send a shout out to all the folks bringing us in new goodies we ALWAYS need!
Also a personal "bless you" to our friends from way up North, "Ay", as they returned their rentals from their Snowbird visit, they also brought along a bevy of their unused food stuffs. This time of year our pantry begins to swell from the generosity of our many lovely patrons! Which reminds me, I forgot to mention the wonderful ladies from one of last weeks gatherings who brought over a huge tray of left over bread pudding. Thank you so much, mam. it was wonderful! (Irish children. Of course they are going to love bread pudding!)
So, now I need to get back at it. First though, Got a long over do visit from Uncle Chippie this morn, out for his Wednesday route on "Queen Anne's Revenge" and during our visit gave me the skinny on a posting on You tube he's in. Gonna check that out real quick!
See ya soon!
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