And after. This new addition arrived today to cozy up our den/sitting room.
It actually throws off a mean heat and I know we’ll be spending a lot more time in this room, especially in the evenings. I’m certain that once all our boxes are unpacked, the surrounding decor will undergo some tweaking but that won’t happen until after the first stage of renovations.
The cabinet in the first photo has now taken up residence in my studio and will be used for storage.
Because we live in a rural area, our water is supplied by two wells on our property. We quickly learned that our ‘traditional’ top loading washer used a tremendous amount of water for each load of laundry and decided to explore our options. What we learned is that most of the newer front loaders use as much as 75% less water, so here’s what we purchased.
We are quite amazed at how much less water is used for each load. The final spin cycle is quite intense and the clothes come out much ‘drier’ as well and as a result, what used to take my 2 year old dryer 60 minutes to dry now takes only 30 minutes to accomplish the same thing. The dryer also senses when the clothes are dry and stops immediately, even though it might not have reached the end of the cycle. I love my new toys.
Back in December, I took part in Chookyblue’s Secret Santa Christmas Swap which I posted about HERE. It was a two part swap in that one gift we were allowed to open upon receipt of the package and the main gift we were to place under our Christmas tree. Although I thanked Toni on two occasions for her wonderful gifts, I had forgotten to post a photo of my main gift that I opened on Christmas day.
Isn’t it wonderful? I have it hanging in my studio along with my other special gifts from blogging friends. Thanks again Toni for my wonderful prezzies and to Donna for hosting the swap.
Life is good!