Love at first sight

I don’t think I’ve ever really felt it, until now.

This arrived at our house this week as a total surprise:

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Our new "old" washer











It belonged to another ex-pat  who went back to the States in June and I had almost given up on the fact that it might arrive.

This is what it looks like inside, not your typical American clothes washer:

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Washing tub on the left, spinning tub on the right









Whoops, the picture didn’t rotate, but you get the idea.

Now, laundry can take the usual 30 minutes per load to wash (including manual draining and refilling for rinses) and spin instead of the usual 7 hours or so it takes dear sweet Esther twice per week.  She is thrilled with the washer (as are we all) and now there is time for her to help me with other things around the house, like the constant job of keeping all of this Kenyan red dirt off of everything!




5 responses to this post.

  1. Megan is going to be so excited to hear this news. You will be amused to know we were doing all her “dirty” laundry the night she got in at about midnight. Never seen anyone get so excited over a washer and dryer before. I understand it takes hours to do laundry there. Oh what we take for granted in the states. I’m happy you have this modern convenience to make your life a bit easier. Enjoy!


  2. Posted by erin on November 7, 2009 at 10:11 am

    YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! That is all I have to say about that. Oh, and I love you. 🙂


  3. Posted by AMERIKA on November 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    WHOO HOO!!!! I can only imagine the joy.
    Awesome!! (Still line dry, right?) Of course.


  4. Posted by Mom on November 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Hooray!!!! I’m smiling big on this special gift. Love you.


  5. Posted by connie clemens on November 10, 2009 at 2:53 am

    I’ll never think of “Love at first sight” in the old way ever again. It’s permanently reserved now for things like washing machines and dishwashers 🙂 So glad you can get Esther’s help in other ways now!


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