Eleven years ago, this month, actually, we moved into our house. It's exciting to move into a new house and what made it more exciting was it was brand new. We did a lot of the sweat equity and even got to pick out everything inside...floors, paint colors, light fixtures, and even the appliances.
We picked Maytag.
The dishwasher's kind of falling apart, but it still works. One of these days we'd like to see it replaced, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Unless it dies, of course.
But, it's the washer and dryer that I thought of today as we did our usual Saturday laundry. I realized that for all of those eleven years we've averaged three or four loads of laundry a week. After loading in the second load of the day, I went to the Maytag website and wrote them a little note which basically says the same thing I'm writing here, only with fewer words.
We've never had a problem with the washer and dryer. We thought about six months ago that the washer was dying. It was making a horrible sound. Turns out, the kids had left a Lego® piece in one of their pockets and it was rattling around in the washer basin. You'd never know that a small piece of plastic could generate such a terrible sound.
I suppose if our washer and/or dryer stop working, we'll replace them. When that time may be, I don't know. But if the past is any indication of the future, it might be a long, long time. Looks like our Maytag appliances were a pretty good purchase.