Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gotta love a handyman

So, a couple weeks ago our washing machine broke.
Again.

We just bought a new (well...new to us) washer and dryer 3 months ago (yes I said MONTHS)after our old washer went to appliance heaven (NOT as glamorous as it sounds...currently our balcony). We knew buying used products wasn't as ideal as buying brand new machines, but who has $1500 to spend on that these days? Not us. Enter the great deal we found in the KSL classifieds. Only $500 for a front-loading washer and dryer and they were only a few blocks away! Once they were installed, Finn LOVED watching the washer fill with water, followed by the clothes spinning around. A useful appliance I need PLUS child entertainment for $free.99?! I'm sold.

The new machines had been working like a dream until the night we heard gunfire outside our condo. Oh wait, it wasn't a gang fight, it was our washer. What?! A sound like that couldn't be good...and it wasn't.
After the gunfire incident, the washer stopped draining and wouldn't spin. Picture me wringing out a load of laundry for an HOUR into the tub...not fun.

Here comes the happy part of the story which stars the handsome handyman above: Aaron figured out what parts broke on the washer, ordered them and replaced them himself!!! We saved $150 that we would have had to pay a repair man and our washer is as good as new! We were so worried we were going to have to buy a new washer AGAIN, but thanks to my handyman hubby, it is draining and spinning like it has been kissed by the appliance gods...and maybe it has.

8 comments:

Katie said...

Yea! That's awesome. Go, Parks fam for being so resourceful and awesome =-)

Heidi Allred said...

I love saving money! Good to hear you don't live in an area where gun shots are a regular!

Butchike Bunch said...

What a blessing and how cute it is that Finn enjoys watching the washer.

Katie said...

Ohhhhhh, please do send it to me =-) jensenkatiem@yahoo.com

Glad to hear having Finn first was great! We are so excited for our little guy to get here.

Darren said...

what a handy guy to have around. and what a sweet deal on your washer and dryer ...

Ailyn said...

YAY Aaron!!!! So nice to have a handy hubby.

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

That is so awesome! Hurray for Aaron and hurray for KidVideo restored!

Parks' Place said...

I love the way you put things, I'm always entertained reading your bog! Go Aaron with your handy skills!