Wednesday, November 10

A few days after Addie was born...

...well, you can imagine the laundry, I suppose. Backed up, spilling out from the laundry closet in our upstairs hallway. Not pretty and pretty overwhelming.

Sean is great but wasn't used to the all-day laundry routine I normally have going here. Seems like in between every daily activity was a run upstairs to rotate laundry, fold or put away.
And then... a few days after Addie was born... the dryer died. And it was pouring rain outside. And my clothes rack is so small it only holds baby clothes or socks....

Someone lovely offered us an extra dryer...

But this is the third (yes, third) dryer we've caused to bite the dust in four years. Sean was thinking a warranty might be a good idea. So one dreary Sunday, while I hung laundry from the upstairs railing, banister, shower curtain rod and any other free space in between kids, Sean ran out and brought home these:


from a major retailers scratch and dent place, with warranties and (so smart that he is) they're ranked high by Consumer Reports. Not just a dryer, but a high efficiency washer too! I looked at the trailer he brought them home on, puzzled at two things on the back of it.

My sweet husband first apologized for buying me appliances (I was over the moon, happy!) then told me he didn't want me spending the best part of my days doing laundry (heart melt).

They light up like space-ships and I've just mastered the basics but already I am down to doing two loads of laundry a day with sometimes a small third load (cloth diapering) in the middle of the day. Before I was typically doing 4-5 loads a day without diapers.

Just thought I'd share my laundry blessings!

17 comments:

Karen G. said...

So glad you got the appliances you needed and that will make your life easier. We got new ones a few months ago - a gas dryer in place of our electric one and a huge top loading washer to replace a fully functional one (but NYS offered rebates and we got a great deal). First new washer and dryer we've had in 25 years of marriage! I love them and hope you love yours as well.....

Nabila Grace said...

Oh how wonderful! ;o) and Congratulations! ;o)

Sommer said...

What an awesome blessing! I am thrilled with my new machines and I am sure you are just enjoying these to bits!

Lots of love,
Sommer

Chelsea said...

Yea for new appliances! I have only 1 10 month old at this point and I feel like all I do is laundry. But what I'd really like to know is what you use for cloth diapers? We just started cloth diapering.
Thanks,
Chelsea

Tasha said...

I am SO happy for you!!! But will admit, very jealous! I too would be over the top happy with a new washer and dryer. A girl can dream right?
Thanks for sharing your laundry blessings.

Anonymous said...

As a mother of 5, I can say I would be "over the moon" with that gift as well. Enjoy your appliances, I hope it frees up some more time for you to spend with your wonderful family.

Janet

Anonymous said...

You are too funny ! My husband a couple of years ago bought me a stock pot for Christmas..I was thrilled.. and then got mad cause he spent too much... LOL

But I love gifts that make my life eaiser, enjoy your new "presents"!

sue in NJ

Tonya said...

Sean is an AWESOME husband! A few years ago my awesome husband bought me a brand new high efficiency washer and dryer. Made a huge difference in my life! I still thank God everyday when I go to use it. Enjoy yours : D

nocton4 said...

happy days xx

~ Shannon said...

What a wonderful blessing, and what a thoughtful husband! I'm so glad that your laundry will be much easier now, and hope that you get many years of enjoyment out of your new washer and dryer!

Blessings,
Shannon

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you. My dryer just went out. I have 4 children, so I can just imagine what your laundry load looks like. I love your blog. It's one of the few I come back to. God bless you.

Matt and Mary Thomas said...

We have a HE washer, but an older dryer someone gave us. We've been contemplating about buying another pair on black friday. The HE ones are SO worth it, they fit so much more than others do!
Sean sounds like such a blessing!

Sarah said...

Hurray for high efficiency appliances! Similar happened to me after the birth of our older daughter, I was DELIGHTED with them and was walking on cloud nine for quite some time. Some visitors, if they were very lucky, not only got to see our beautiful new addition but also my washer and drier! I think people thought I must have finally lost my sanity. I hope yours make laundry a whole lot easier for you x

Melissa said...

That is wonderful Hannah!! So happy for you! :-D
can tell you a funny story - my mother never had a washing machine when my eldest sister was born. She handwashed clothes and diapers (1960!). Then she went to a maternity home for a few days after delivering my 2nd sister, and my dad was left with the oldest child who was still in diapers. When my mother came home a few days later ... yep, there was a shiny new washing machine (a twin-tub in those days, but still!) waiting for her!! :-D

Becky said...

We had to purchase a new washer & dryer set after my washer of 20 years gave out. The entire time we owned them we only had to replace the heating element on the dryer once & that was all. They were the Montgomery Ward brand, not even any brand name. My husband I believe that as tithers God will rebuke the devour & we include our appliances in our prayers :) He kept those two going for many years. I pray yours keep going for several years as well. Congratulations!! You have a very considerate husband!

Carolyne said...

Oh, I just love your special blessing.
Just make sure that this is one story that gets told over and over for years, to become a little "monument" of love from your honey to you. Your children will learn how to bless those they love.
Being a rocks, "dirt" and lumber girl myself, I have many special stories that my boys heard growing up. Now, with their loves they think of buying the most *interesting* gifts.

Congratulations on your new servants!

Zebu said...

What a wonderful blessing to You! I am so glad that you have a thoughtful and loving husband.