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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Maytag Mania

Most of the higher end motor homes and RVs are prepped for a washer & dryer usually available as an option and most fulltimers have them installed. There are about a dozen manufacturers that make laundry units for rvs. Because space and weight are primary considerations the units made for RVs are all 24" wide; some are stackables but most of them are combo washer/dryer, 110v all in one machines. When we began fulltiming in May of '05 Teddy was adamant in her desire to not have a built-in washer and when we upgraded to our Cardinal last July she reaffirmed that position. So I made nice shelves and turned the washer closet into a pantry. Well...About a month ago Teddy finally broke down and admitted that she wished that we had gotten a washer. So...I purchased a Maytag stackable (washer only, she still doesn't want a dryer) through Lowes, removed part of the pantry shelving, and installed it yesterday. As you can see, it is a snug fit but I was able to retain much of our pantry storage above it. It is washing it's first load right now, as I write this, and Teddy is a happy woman.
As Kathy Page on the phone told me last night, "a happy wife makes for a good life", and I can attest to that.
Hmmm...in 6 months she'll probably decide that she wants a dryer.

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