...when a big splurge is getting extra noise protection for your new -- drum roll, please --
I moved into my apartment 19 years ago. I had the apartment painted, built bookcases and did work in the bathroom. Replacing the appliances was on my "list." Other things jumped ahead on the list. Sometimes it was for fun -- a trip to Borneo -- and sometimes it was for necessity -- a new tooth. The last few years have been more teeth and less trips and replacing "perfectly good," but aging appliances was far down on the list. The phrase "perfectly good" was my mother's. We used appliances until they were no longer "perfectly good," and this habit has stuck with me.
A couple of months ago the dishwasher stopped being perfectly good. Actually, it stopped being at all. Tonight I had the great pleasure of going to the appliance store down the street and buying a brand-new gleaming Whirlpool dishwasher. It's energy efficient and for a treat, I got the extra quiet model. There are purchases I've been excited about, but this one is high on the list. It's scheduled to be delivered in early September and I'm just about counting the days. Can't wait to welcome to my new, quiet friend!