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Strangely obsessed with the washing machine.

Prod_6777_1First, allow me to thank Maytag for making my laundry days so much easier! I absolutely love my washer and dryer/drying center and actually love to do laundry, now!

The funny part is that I wonder if I am the only psycho out there that is strangely obsessed with watching the clothes in the washer through the front window of the washer door? Am I a weirdo? I throw the clothes into the washer, start it up, and wait while the soap and water pour in. Then I stand there and watch the clothes tumble around for a good 5 - 10 minutes. Boy, do I have no life or what? I don't know, it is just strangely fascinating. OK, I concede that I am an odd bird.Dryermaytagcabmce8000a

I adore this drying center! I absolutely NEVER put shirts in the dryer because I got totally fed up with shrinkage, etc. so I have always just hung the wet shirts on hangers in various places to dry. Funny thing is that in the old house, when we evacuated for Katrina, I hung up a few pieces of clothing from the washer before we left. When we got back, the one ceiling fan that was still hanging in the living room still had a clothes hanger on it from the shirt that I had hung up there to dry. It is funny to think about, now. LOL! So this "drying center" has been my lifesaver! You can lay out sweaters on the screen racks, or you can remove the racks and just hang clothes. I put the heat on Extra Low and let them dry! The wrinkles shake right out, and you can even add fragrance to the clothes with a special setting along with a water bottle that you can add a few drops of perfume/cologne to! Matthew has discovered that feature! LOL! So no, I don't work for Maytag (LOL!) but I certainly love this set.

Webster_brother_typewriterYesterday we went to a thrift store with my mother-in-law as she was looking for something specific. Domonique found an old Brother typewriter (gasp!) - yes, one with the metal keys that actually dings at the end of the line and slides back over again! She had NEVER SEEN ONE! She must have jumped a mile when the carriage returned and made the loud "DING!" - I thought I was going to wet myself from laughing so hard! Things you take for granted that your kids have never seen... and I told her "Yes, I actually typed on one of those when I was a kid!" and she gave me a look of horror! However, she sat in the floor with it and played with it for a good ten minutes or so. It reminded me how important it is to document the things that demonstrate today's technology for our kids to remember.

Back again later - have some other random musings on my mind! Thanks for reading!