OK, so I admit it. I am in love with my washer and dryer. This is a long-standing love affair; it began with the purchase of our first house. Here, for the first time in my adult life, I had MY VERY OWN washer and dryer!!! I was in heaven! When people came to visit, I offered to wash their clothes! My mother told me that, had she known it would make me so happy, she would have bought me the laundry machines when I was in 3rd grade. So I am a BIG FAN of the convenience of having my own washer and dryer – and very well aware of what a great privilege it is to own them.