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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Too Many Changes for This Old Fart

Things are changing way too fast around here. Well, it’s not so much things are changing, although they are and change is, you know, HARD! It’s that the changes bring with them a host of new technology.

We got a new Cable system that brought with it a new menu to learn……with MORE menus within the menus! I was never very good at outlines in school, the Roman numerals, headings, sub-headings, lettering….blah, blah, blah…. all these menus bring back some very unpleasant memories.  

Not to mention a new remote!

Now we have a new washer and dryer I swear was designed by NASA engineers! Just LOOKING at it intimidates me! I want to wash my clothes not orbit the earth!

There are soooo many menus! If the pre-programmed choices don’t suit your needs….the menus have drill down menus….. and don’t even ask about the app for your phone that offers even MORE choices! (I’m not kidding…an APP!)

I used to have HOT/WARM/COLD to choose from on the old washer. Now I can actually choose the EXACT water temperature! Like I know what temperature is best for my clothes! I know water boils at 212°…….that is the extent of my water temperature knowledge.

Now it wants me to choose the type of cycle I want, the water temperature, the SPIN speed!!!! Do I want steam???? Wrinkle reducing?????……in the washing machine? WHAAAAAT????

I just want to do a load of laundry for God’s sake! I mean, I don’t even separate the clothes anymore. With just the two of us in the house there’s very little laundry to do so I just lump everything together in one big load!

I guess for people with a lot of laundry to do, big families, families with kids, who participate in sports…..these new machines are great. But for we empty nesters I don’t really need all the bells and whistles. So I’m suggesting to all the washer/dryer manufacturers of the world, it might be a selling point to add an ‘old fart’ cycle to your machines……for all us oldsters out here who just want to clean our clothes.

Just sayin’. 

PS A little added bonus for you....the 'Dryer Song'! (I had 'issues' uploading this video and I clipped it one note too short, lol. Just pretend the whole thing is there....I don't have the patience to re-record and fight to upload it again....)


  1. I got a new washer and dryer too. I have a personal program set so I can push it every time. Like you, I have a small amount of laundry and I am not needing more than one setting! I didn’t bother with the app either! 😳

  2. I thought ours was bad enough with its one buzzing noise to indicate on/off, stop/start bla Bla. Yours would drive me crazy!

  3. WOW! That is some washer. Do they give suggestions for water temp? I wash pretty much everything in cold water and would have no clue what temp that would be. I love the idea of the Old Fart cycle. Knowing the engineers, they might view that as a cycle needing stain removal. Do you want steam with that? =^,.^= Isn't your dryer song cheery? A lot nicer than the obnoxious buzzer.

  4. OMG. Hillary's washing machine sings when the cycle is done. I kept looking around - confused...saying, "What the hell was that?" Then, It took a minute for me to realize that it was a front loader...and the one time I managed to transfer clothes to the dryer, I felt like I was doing something wrong. The maid took care of it for the rest of the time. LOL

  5. Now I Dread ours packing up! As it is I stick with one program for everything, yes ONE! Can’t believe yours plays a tune too, ‘tiz a wonder you aren’t running for the hills.

  6. I dread changing a mobile phone for that reason. Just got a new one and every time I pick it up it asks me do I want this feature? Do I want that feature. I don't know what half of them do.


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