As we age, we can get a broken down in some ways. The same thing applies to appliances! I just had to retire my lovely old clothes dryer. It started making a very loud noise and spewing smoke from the inside and outside! Good thing Bob was home, because we wanted to get it out to the garage as quickly as possible in case something started flaming! The clothes got a little stinky but that washed out, and I got to finish the laundry at the laundromat. I have had this dryer for a long time, 37 years, in fact! Purchased in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1982, from Sears. I found the receipt and instruction book in the file drawer.
So we went shopping for a new one, and only paid $100 more for it than the 1982 model! I do prefer less whistles and bells for the most part, because over the last 37 years I have used the normal everyday setting 99% of the time. Except when doing something special like knits or a quilt. So we are back in business and the old one has gone on to that great laundry room in the sky!
Every now and then I am reminded of the leaps of time in my life, as I am sure you are, too. Like this dryer which was a fixture in our home for so many loads of clothes! Or last week, when I was talking to Dan and he said it was his 7th anniversary of moving to Whitefish! And I had just recently told someone that he had been there 4 years! Sometimes, it's all a blur. That's one reason I started keeping a vacation and trip log. I would try to remember what year we had done something or visited someplace, and really not remember. So now I keep a little journal of the trips and things that we do for vacations. It really helps! Maybe you need one, too!
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