Long time readers of my blog will know that I have talked about red washers and dryers before. The first time was in September 2008 when we first went out looking for new appliances. Then later, after I had chosen the particular models I wanted, I wrote about them again in October 2008. At that time they were not supposed to be available before January 2009. Well, January 2009 came and went. No red washer and dryer. Maybe by March. Well, by March I was all caught up in the throes of all the tests required for getting ready for the transplant. New laundry equipment was not a priority.
Since we got home from Nashville we have still been limping along with the washer and dryer we've had lo these many years. As they are downstairs, and I haven't been able to do stairs, Mike has been doing the laundry. He washes small loads and is careful to wash the clothes in blue, white, red order. Blues take the longest to dry due to all the jeans. White has to come before red because the old washer doesn't drain well and things were turning pink if they got washed reds before whites.
So, here we are in April 2010. When the freezer went out last month, our local appliance store told me that the red GE Frontloading Steam Washer & Gas Dryer are now available.
Alabama's Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program kicked in today, 19 April. I reserved my rebate online before heading off to the local appliance store this morning. And I just got home. Not only is there a rebate program, but the appliances were on sale. My new red laundry equipment will be delivered on Saturday and I am so excited. Good things come to those who wait.
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.