Why, you ask?
Because today these arrived at our home:
And I have no absolutely no clue how to use them.
I wanted to buy a new washer and dryer about as much as I'd like a hole in my head. But after 17 years, annual repairs to the dryer and a washer that no longer drains, it was time. They sure are a pretty duo, I'll say that much. I just might leave the door to the laundry room open so everyone can see them. But operating them? That's a whole different story.
For the past 17 years, when I wanted to dry clothes I pushed a button that said "START" and my clothes would dry. That's it. If I wanted to get all crazy, I could choose the delicate cycle. Now? Well, now I have to deal with this electronic device reminiscent of an airplane control panel. No, I've never actually flown a plane, but I'm thinking if I can figure out this dryer I may just give it a try. I have a cycle selector (11 choices in this setting alone), a dry level button and temperature, time, and signal selections. If you can tell me what any of those options are and why in heavens name I need them, I would certainly appreciate it.
The washer? For starters, the darn thing plays music for some apparent reason I can't figure out. Why does a washer need to play music? No lie, every time it happens I think the ice cream truck is coming down the street. Three times today I ran to the window hoping to catch the truck and snag a drumstick.
So the laundry continues to pile up. And it's looking like I may have to spend my afternoon reading appliance instruction manuals. For the record, I really could go for a drumstick. Where is that ice cream truck when I need it?