Friday, November 04, 2005

Lady Jan asks is it okay to lust after ones own appliances?

Two weeks ago we found water on the floor and found out it was the hot water heater, it was rusted through! So we ran down to Home Depot with the help of my brother-in-law Danny, and bought a new one.

Then two days ago my clothes washer took a turn for the worst! My husband said it took a dump!

I looked through the sales papers yesterday, and there is a brand new appliance store which is having a grand opening today. We were going to go to the usual places; Sears, Home Depot, etc. But we went to this new store yesterday, and guess what? They were open! And not only open but willing to give us the sales price that we would have gotten today. I think that was mostly because I ask him what kind of a deal could he(the owner) give us on a washer dryer set. My dryer had died several years ago and I had been limping around using a small apartment sized one my mom lent me. So it was past time for it to be replaced too.

We had to call three of my husband's brothers before we found one that would help us get them home. My husband didn't want to use the stores guy, well. . . Because he was the one who took his high school sweet heart away from him, and then married her.

While we were waiting for my brother-in-law John to show up with the truck, I started looking at the stoves, just to kill time you understand? My old one is second hand almond (they call it bisque now) but still in real good condition. But it wouldn't match the new appliances because they are white, as well as my old refegerator. I found a REAL nice solid top stove with a real good price "still no sales tax", the sales lady informed me. And because this is a store that sell scratch and dent, everything is half off. I was chewing my lip thinking should we? I already got the washer dryer that I had been lusting after for some time,(they're like the Whirlpool version of the Neptune) and I thought that might be pushing our credit a bit.

Then my husband comes over and looks at it and says "you want it Hun? I'll get it for you--if you want it!" Then I go "'um....." Then he says "yeah, you want it." Then I say "well. . .Yeah, but." "Okay," he says, "I'll get it for you." My husband is really sweet, but he kinda 'over spends' if you know what I mean.

So then we had three to take home, and it was a good thing that my brother-in-law finally showed up when he did, or we'd have a new refrigerator too!

It seemed to take all day before my husband got the new appliances in, and hooked-up. Then we just stood back and looked at them. I've never had new appliances before.

Do you think it's okay to lust after ones own appliances?


tina said...

Sure, lust away! I've been known to do the same thing over new clothes. Enjoy having new things, you deserve them!

Janice said...

Hi Tina,

Thank you Tina for posting, as for lusting I think I will continue.

The best part is the washer and dryer work like a dream, and as yet haven't shrunk any of my clothes.

Of course if they do shrink my clothes. . . the afair is OVER!

Your Lady Jan