I'm almost afraid to write this post for fear of jinxing myself...but I've also been counting down the days to this anniversary.
I've had my new-to-me washing machine for just over a year and it still works. That means that my $30 Craigslist find, which was manufactured in 1988, has outperformed its predecessor. I've already complained about that one enough, so I won't repeat the whole saga again now. There were many, many visits from the repairman, and many, many trips to the laundromat with four kids.
Not only does my new-to-me machine work when it's supposed to, it also gets the clothes cleaner. There is something deeply wrong with that. Not that this machine works, but that the one we bought brand new after doing tons of research and listening to the opinions of that publication that's supposed to steer you in the right direction, didn't.
This washer makes me very happy. Not to the point that I truly enjoy doing laundry, but I don't dread it nearly as much as I did!