Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tea Anyone?

Our clothes dryer broke down in August so I have been making do by washing a load of clothes in the evening and hanging it on a clothing rack to dry. Then earlier in January the washer stopped working as well.  I could make do without the dryer but I refused to try to make do without a washer.  My husband and I went out and bought a new washer and dryer set and arranged to have it delivered.  Should be no problem except one little detail.  In order to take out the old set and bring in the new you have to be able to get to them and have space to get them out. 
I will admit that I have a difficult time throwing things away so the laundry room became a dumping ground for all the stuff that I am sure I may need again even if it could be twenty years from now. I had a walkway from the laundry room  door to the machines, not big enough to get the machines in or out.  Also all the lights except one were burnt out and I couldn't reach them to replace them because of all the stuff in the way. 

I have spent the last couple of weeks sorting through the stuff, throwing out a lot of the old papers and broken toys, donating the things that are still useable etc.  I still have all the toys my children have ever been given. (My oldest boy is now 26.)  While sorting through all the stuff I found The Tea For Two machine that my sister gave me a long time ago. So I cleaned it up and plugged it in and it still WORKS. 

I found this video on Youtube that shows how it works.