Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Washer and Dryer

My new Whirlpool Cabrio!  My washer broke on Thursday just as it started to drain.  It stopped draining and started making a very loud noise.  At first I called to have it repaired on Friday, but after thinking about it decided to just buy a new one.  The old one was 7 years old and had enough wear and tear on it to have been a 10-15 years old one.  It had the agitator in it and when we washed the towels and aprons after Fish Fries at church, the strings from the aprons and the old rags would wind themselves around the agitator and drive me crazy.  After awhile  I just refused to wash the aprons with strings.  Other clothes with thin straps would also get all tangled it wasn't just the fish fry stuff.  I am never real thrilled about having to buy something we have to make payments on...but as much as we use the washer and dryer...I can't say I am sorry to have bought both this time.  The dryer was still working....but would not dry all.  Hopefully we will save on electricity with the new one because I would have to dry things twice.  Thursday I had to try and wring out the wet clothes that were still in the washer and take them to the laundromat.  I have not been to the laundromat for almost 35 years.  Did you know it cost $4.25 to wash one large load???  I didn't use the dryers so I don't know how much that would have cost.  I sat there wondering why so many people still use the laundromat.  Payments for washers and dryers have to be less than what you spend there.  One lady had 7 washers going.  That was close to $30....and who knows what the dryers would have been.  I know you could make payments on that.  I am guessing that they live somewhere where you can't have a washer or dryer.   If I think back far enough I will remember that all too well.  I lived in lots of apartments before I got married that did not have washers and dryers.  I think it cost 25 cents back then to do a load of clothes.
Today, after they installed them, Katy told me that I could reverse the dryer door, so that it would be easier to get to.  That ended up taking me all day.  It was not an easy thing to do...for me..anyway.  I was really frustrated and tired, but finally we got it working.  Oh that they are here and finally set up...I am so happy to have them.  I just wanted to do a post to remember when I bought them.

By the way...if you are confused by this new on the classic view.  I have been trying to figure out how to make it stay on there....but haven't figured it out yet.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Des Moines State Capitol Building

I was able to complete the Quilt Show in just 2 hours, so we had the rest of the day to look around.  We drove over to the State Capitol Building.  We were so glad that we did.  It was really impressive.

I won't try to tell any history about the building because you can easily look it up on the internet. 

A beautiful staircase.

I hope this is displayed in all of our Capitol Buildings.  
Remember having to memorize it in Jr. High?

The Law Library was really impressive!  
I think I would still like to take that course in Paralegal. 
Don't think anyone would hire me at my age...but it would be interesting.

The Supreme Court Room.  
I read that they rarely use this room.  
They use the Supreme Court Building.

Looking straight up into the dome.

This was only the second State Capitol that I have visited.  Makes me want to visit more.  I would also like to visit more Presidential Libraries.  I have only visited Clinton's and Truman's.  Someday I hope to make a trip to DC also.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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