It looks like a spaceship …

We had to replace our old washer and dryer recently – after almost 30 years – and wow!  What a change.  The new washer and dryer sit in our basement laundry room, gleaming.  With their front-loader “eyes,” they look like something you could climb into and go to Mars.

Photo by Theresa Barker.


And, yes, they also do the laundry.  Hah!


I have heard from so many writing friends and blogging colleagues about your success on our #productivewriter project – thank you!  I’m thrilled that we can be motivators for each other, and that so many of us are dedicated to our own creativity and self-expression.

Not too late to join us!  Simply start today, and write at least once a day, for at least 15 minutes, through the end of this week.  On Sunday I’ll add a new post about being more productive as a writer, and we will compare notes on how the week went.

Let’s do this!


21 thoughts on “It looks like a spaceship …

  1. I wish I could do this right now, but too much flying around in my head with health issues–mom’s and mine–and not calmed down yet from son’s wedding. (and so on and so forth hahaha) I need to do this this summer, I think!

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    1. By the way, I love the red appliances. I can’t do front loader washers. They drive me crazy, so my newish ones (2 years ago) don’t really match. In fact, they aren’t even the same shade of white, though they are supposed to be. What I know is that they sure won’t last as long as my old ones! That’s how it’s done today . . . .

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      1. Yep, you’re right about the disposibility of appliances these days. You and I were in the same boat with our old washer and dryer, they didn’t match either. The dryer was “Harvest Gold” from the 80s, and the washer, newer, was a small white European model, one of the first front-loaders. Complicated controls. I’m curious what makes you crazy about front loaders? he he

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      2. The bending over, the stuff falling out, putting the detergent in. Maybe it’s because my experience with front loaders is the little apartment sized ones. I like looking down into the unit :). Harvest Gold. You have always been a daring one! I’ve always had WHITE!

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      3. Ah. Of course. You reminded me I was surprised at the elevation on these two units – our old washer (Swedish, circa 1990) had a much lower, much smaller opening. So far, so good! 🙂

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    2. Oh, yeah, family issues. And you should enjoy the wonderfulness from your son’s wedding as long as possible. Plus, your book is just coming out. Lots on your plate! 🙂 Thanks for considering this, though!

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    1. Yes, it is more burgundy, not fire engine red. The only model w this color, all the rest were black or chrome. Also, it trills to you when you turn on the ON switch. I don’t know why but it puts me in a good mood! When I have to do laundry.


  2. I love red!!! They’re gorgeous! They’ll cheer me up, too. Our 6 year old washing machine (or is it older) needs a replacement. Except for Smeg, which is too expensive, I haven’t seen red. I’m stuck on chrome for my preferred finish.
    I’m actually writing. Thank you. 🙂 Hugs. xxx

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    1. Ah, thank you! These happened to be GE brand, but they were the floor models and I think once they were gone, everything was chrome and black. So good for you, to choose chrome. And you #arewriting! yay!

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      1. I’d love a white kitchen with splashes of shiny red but maybe when we move to our new home. 🙂
        And definitely yay! for writing. I wrote a flash for Microcosms yesterday. I’ll be happy with up to 500 words a day for now… like a preparation for NaNoWriMo. 🙂 You want to try that? grin

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