An expensive evening

Washing machine

It’s been an expensive evening today.  First the washing machine packed in, and we decided to cut our losses and buy a new one.

With twin boys we definitely need a reliable washing machine. The new one (Indesit WIXE 127) has faster programmes and is more economic than our existing one.  That was £280 spent in just a couple of clicks.

While the purchasing process was relatively pain-free on the Currys website (unlike the Halfords site, which didn’t allow me to even add the products I wanted into my shopping cart) I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Currys website feature that suggested additional/complementary products.

With my new washing machine it suggested that we needed a “4-way surge protector with telephone protection”.

Does the Indest WIXE 127 come with telephone/internet access?

Roof bars

Next up: roof bars. We’re going on holiday early next month, to the environs of Shrewsbury for a friend’s wedding.  This time we are four, and as you know small babies need an inordinate amount of stuff, so we’re borrowing a roof box … but need roof bars for Jane’s Renault.

So I turned to Halfords, and as I said it wouldn’t allow me to add them to the shopping cart. It got stuck in a loop, the warning in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome informed me.  Thicko IE8 just kept trying …

I got the roof bars cheaper (about £80) on eBay in the end, anyway.

Published by

Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

3 thoughts on “An expensive evening”

  1. haha, funny…

    We just got our washing machine changed, too. The old one was claimed to be “energy-saving”, the outcome of trying to save some water is that it creates a lot of bubble every time, and we need to rinse 4 or 5 times before we can take clothes out. It takes more than one and a half hours to finish laundry, every time. Finally my dad got pissed, kicked it and broke the door.

    He was afraid to tell my mom this, just said the mashine’s “broken”, my mom suspected and asked how could the machine just “broke” by itself, my dad just wont give a clear explanation. He spent another $500 and bought a new one, says how “wonderful” the new one is, and it can wash clothes without washing powder, but we’ve never try that function anyway– my dad hasnt figure out yet.

    lol

  2. haha, funny…

    We just got our washing machine changed, too. The old one was claimed to be “energy-saving”, the outcome of trying to save some water is that it creates a lot of bubbles every time. We need to rinse 4 or 5 times before we can get clothes out. It takes more than one and a half hours to finish laundry, every time. Finally my dad got pissed, kicked it once and broke the door.

    He was afraid to tell my mom this and just said that the machine’s “broken”. My mom suspected and asked how could the machine just “broke” by itself, my dad just wont give a clear explanation. He spent another $500 and bought a new one, says how “wonderful” the new one is, it can wash clothes without washing powder! we’ve never try that out anyway– my dad hasnt figure out yet.

    lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.