Is it really already November? Were they really playing baseball in November?

We had a strange day. The weather was simply awful. The wind was howling. It rained so hard our gutters over-filled. Except to ship Camping Journal orders, no one left the house.

I did not mention this (why would I?), but the washing machine on the “bedroom level” of Taylor Manor has been acting up. Sixteen years old. Figures. (I have decided 16 years is the life-time limit on appliances in this house and expect to be replacing furnaces and water heaters any moment.) The washing machine is simply archaic. I think it has a “wringer” cycle. Lisa has been insisting we get something more environmentally-friendly. Each wash cycle uses something like 364 gallons of water.

I may be exaggerating just a tad.

Anyway, the washing machine now sounds like we are washing rocks during every load. It moves all over the room. Like it wants to leave.

Finally yesterday, I went out and purchased a new fancy washer/dryer pair that promise to wash clothes in 4 Tablespoons of water.

I may be exaggerating just a tad.

It also has a special cycle for “running clothes” that claims to wash the stank out of the new-fangled high-tech fabrics that are nearly impossible to clean. (Die, NIKE Dri-FIT, die.)

The new equipment will be delivered in a few days and wouldn’t you know it – our old DRYER died today! Okay. Maybe not so much died, as we done kilt it. What are the chances on this timing?

The replacements:

Don’t they look so cool?

They do in red. Unfortunately, I bought white. Boring.

And I couldn’t buy the stands as the stands+machines would not fit in our laundry room. The over-head cabinets hang exactly one-inch too low!

Anyway, that’s all the news that’s fit to print around here. How was your day?

Until my next update, I remain, your GO GIANTS correspondent.

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