Saturday, August 23, 2014

I've Cursed You, I've Talked Bad About You, I've Abused You, and Now You Are Ready To Die...I'm Sorry :(


They often say, "you don't appreciate a good thing until it's gone".  These words are now playing Merry-Go-Round in my mind.  I'm about to lose a dear friend, whom has taken over a decade for me to realize how truly special she actually is.  I have cursed her, wished her dead, gossiped about her behind her back, and told her several times I wish to never see her again!


My dear friend never gave me any trouble, just her mere existence irritated me!  Every time I saw her I cringed! As much as I despised her, She was the only one who has been there through the early stages of my husband's and my relationship.  She was there when each one of my babies were born.  She always awaited and greeted me cheerfully as I returned home from many camping trips, vacations, hospital stays and I was always the least excited to see her back!  I have always took advantage of this dear friend by overloading her with all my dirty laundry and she never expected anything in return.  She often cries from being imbalanced and stomps around and around and I just get annoyed!  "It's making that noise again!" I say.   She has cleaned up my families messes over and over again with no thank you.  She saw every one of my children's outfits from birth to their teenage years.  She has always been gentle yet tough when I needed her.  She has never truly let me down...until now!  This friend I speak of is my washing machine!


My husband and I purchased our top loader Frigidaire washing machine over sixteen years ago!  It has gone through many moves and many memories right along with us!  It is the only washer we have ever purchased or owned.  The whole top of the washer is rusted and the door is barely hanging on, but she still works!  Today as I cursed about all the laundry I had to catch up on, I loaded her up as usual and she began making a crying noise.  I do believe she is about to retire.  As I remembered how long we had owned this particular washer I became a little sad, that I may need to replace her soon.  She has washed all of our clothes for over sixteen years!  She has washed my clothes since it was just my husband and I.  She has washed each one of my children's itty bitty baby outfits and I'm sure ate several of their itty bitty baby socks.  My children as toddlers played with paper magnet dolls on the front of her as well as leapfrog build a word whammer!

Thank you my dear old friend for putting up with all of my families dirt!  You have been a great part of the family and I will be sad to see you go!  I am sorry for mistreating you.  May you soon R.I.P!

Thank you, Frigidaire for constructing such a great product that has lasted for many many years!  Definitely an impressive piece of machinery!

36 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Love this! My daughters try to be nudest all the time! But I cant allow that. I am sure my washer and dryer would love it! Along with my water bill and electric!

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  2. I wouldn't have guessed when you started out that you were talking about your washing machine. I wish my washer would have lasted 16 years. I know what brand to buy next

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  3. Cute post :) And we just lost our washer too, and the very next week our dryer died also. I was NOT a happy camper. ha

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    1. Oh no! That's horrible! They are so stink in' expensive!

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  4. You scared me for a moment there! Yes, but I totally understand. We finally had to get a new one after 12 years. He have a GE HE now.

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  5. LOL… I almost fell on the floor when I got the reveal of the washing machine. I was thinking "That's kinda messed up" until that line. LOL Made me afternoon reading that!

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    1. Haha, I was going for the shock value ;)

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  6. I was really not liking you one bit until I get to the "washing machine" bit! I really thought you were talking that way about a friend! lol... really caught my attention

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    1. I read this post to my kids and they were looking at me in total shock! When I got to the washing machine, they all started laughing!

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  7. lol :P such a realistic and cute post. Thanks fro sharing :D

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  8. OK when I started reading I thought you meant an actual person until I started reading more. Guess it pays to read and not just assume. Well I guess it's bad news and good news for you. Bad being that she's going to laundry heaven but good because you'll soon get a brand new friend.

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  9. This is such a funny and cute post. I know it's sad that you guys need to part ways but like what they say, all good things eventually comes to an end. I'm sure your washing machine has served you and your family well. I always like hearing stories of products that are durable and have lasted through time. Nice.

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  10. This is a fun read. At first I thought "what your poor friend" then I thought "oh it's her Mom" lol Then you come up with the washing machine. lol Our washing machine is over 30 years old. I know no one believes me but, it's true an old Kenmore from Sears.

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  11. Without washing machine, I don't think we would ever survive doing everyday house chores on top of our 9-7:30 jobs. Our washing machine is still working for 14 years now!

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  12. I am sorry that you are about to lose your friend. We often don't realize what we have until it's gone {or soon to be}. It's great that you had the chance to realize that with enough time to make sure your friend knows how much you appreciate her. ;)

    Don't worry though, I think you can love again. We just replaced our ratchety old washer and dryer a few years ago with a crazy nice set of front loaders. What can I say, they are sexy and get our clothes nice and sparkly.

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  13. What a funny and cute post. I love that photo, as I do more laundry, nudists seem less crazy. So true! haha. I feel like I am doing laundry constantly!

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  14. LOL. Never thought that you were talking about your washing machine! What a witty post! :))

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  15. I love this!! My washer is almost the same age, she will be 14 in December. LOL Since it's so old the white had started turning to a rusty brown so I "convinced" the hubby that it needed to painted. I now have a light pink washer and dryer. I can't figure out how to upload the picture of it but below is my link to the post where I featured it, if your curious. You will have to scroll almost to the bottom to where the picture is.
    http://lifeat523.blogspot.com/2014/05/whats-up-with-us-week-11-what-if-brad.html

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    1. I love your pink washer! You even blinged it out, that is awesome!

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  16. Wow! 16 years is a pretty great run for an appliance. Here's to hoping your next washer treats you just as well!

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  17. Love the way you wrote it. At first, it was...wow, talking about your most precious friend! Ha, ha, you've done a great story!

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  18. Hahah, I am seriously laughing. I was thinking you were a real shrew at first. Gosh. But then I just laughed. Great post. Well written, and fun to read. Sounds like a great washer.

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  19. OMG, you really got me.This is one funny post, you are quite a story builder.

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  20. LOL - I was wondering what it was going to be! Good luck with the new one :)

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  21. Ha ha! I tried guessing what, rather than who, you were talking about from the beginning. I wasn't even on the right track until you gave too many hints. Great post!!!

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  22. Haha!! This is awesome. I'm with Carrie, trying to guess. And I was wondering who this horrible person was that you kept going back to :)

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  23. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this loss.... LOL! Thanks for a good laugh! You are a good writer!

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  24. Love this thank you note to your dependable washing machine. Great endorsement to buy Frigidaire!

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  25. Great post, thank you for sharing! xx

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  26. Love this cute post. I have a love/hate relationship with several of my appliances as well. LOL!!

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  27. This is hilarious. I was absolutely sure you were talking about yourself after "she has seen every one of my child's outfits" and I was getting ready for a solid cry.

    No offense, washing machine, but man is this reader glad you're just an appliance. RIP!

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  28. I'm so happy you were talking about the washing machine lol. I was starting to feel really bad for your "friend."

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