I just hate the fact that major appliances to do last the way they used to in the past!
My granny had this old refrigerator that had a small ice box in it.....remember those old rounded top type?
I used to climb up on top of it and jump out and scare her. She'd squeal, "AAAhhh Sister!"
I went away to ChurchCamp...it didn't take, so they sent me again the next year too... and they just gave up after that........and when I came home from camp we had new refrigerator!!
I was 10 and she had that ugly old green thing until I was into my 30's!!
Who knows how long she had that rounded top one??
But me and Roy, we are on our 2nd one!
We are on our 3rd washer and our 4th dryer....we've only been married 14 years!
My mother bought a washer and dryer set when I was 4 and it was still at home with I left at 18.
Is there something wrong with the quality of machinery now??
I will vote yes on that one.
I have a refurbished AmanaRadarRange Microwave. I have no idea how old it is but I've had it for 17 years. The start button popped off years ago and I thought it was lost forever.
I found it and trapped Roy in the kitchen one day, "You are not leavin' this room until you put that back on!"
30 minutes later and lots of cussin' he put it back on. At one point he said, "It may never work again."
Fear Went Thru Me!!!
I don't think that we could ever replace it!!
Some cheap one that won't last a year???
I had my car keys in hand ready to go!
Once he had it all done and workin' properly, he said, "Don't ever ask me to do anything like that again. I'm the OUTSIDE GUY!"
Now the dishwasher has decided to act up. It's a Maytag. I expected better. It's only 10 years old.
It doesn't clean as well as it used to do and now, it pees on the floor.
Roy can't figure out what's goin' on at all.
"You may have to do the dishes by hand."
FEAR WENT THRU ME!!!!
I don't do dishes!!
That's why I had children!!
Well not really but it turns out that it's cheap labor!
EdithAnne, my oldest, would take at least 30-45 minutes to do the dishes for our family of 4. It's not that she was thorough but slow. Like molasses in the wintertime slow. The water was cold by the time she was done.
Whenever Roy and I go for a burger and we are waited on by an inept teenage girl, I turn to Roy, "I think I have found EdithAnne long lost sister!! I'm sure I had twins, I was as big as house!"
But Roy and I talked it over.
We could do without the dishwasher for a few days....maybe a week or two but if the microwave goes down, we are in the car goin' to town for another!
"Like hairdryers and vibrators, the microwave is a major deal! We must have one!"
He agreed, "You don't know how to cook without one."
He knows me so well!