I need a new washing machine. :-(
My amazing fix-it man, who can put a band-aid on any appliance and make it work another few years, advised me to get a new one. This time, he says, it is not worth it. The machine needs new lugers, a new heating element, and who knows what else. It would cost almost as much to fix my machine as to buy a new one.
That is only partially true.
I could spend the same amount and get a cheap new machine. But a good machine will cost at least twice that much.
More difficult than the outlay of money, is finding the time and energy to do the research for a new machine (which brand, where to buy it, etc.)
Until now, we have been able to avoid these decisions. Our last two machines were "inherited." (one from friends who left the country, and another from friends who were "upgrading")
When you get a machine for free, you just take whatever there is. No thoughts required. That works for me!
So, anyone have a washing machine?
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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