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The Book of Na'Lon

or rather, Inane Ramblings of an Expatriot

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Well, that was pretty painless
The washing machine gave up its ghost before Christmas and I had to use Berry's machine for a couple of days. (Thank God for Berry!) But since using Berry's machine is not a practical solution in the long term, the Marquis and I decided that we needed to buy a washing machine.

We went to Comet yesterday and looked around and then moved on to the smaller store next door to them called Apollo 2000. We hadn't been looking around for long, when a friendly chap came up and asked us if we needed some help.

"Well," I said, "We are looking for a washing machine that doesn't break the bank, is economical in electricity and wateruse and is going to run for a long time."

"No need to look further," says Phil, for that was his name. "Here's what you want." He showed a machine, let me do all the poking and prodding I wanted to do and when I said we wanted it as soon as possible, he said: "Would tomorrow morning be okay?"

As it turned out, we were also going to get £20 trade-in on the old machine we were getting rid off, but had to ask the Landpeople first if it was okay for us to get rid of ye olde machine.

So, while I was at work today, the Marquis, having spoken to the Landpeople, went out again and Bought the Machine. I just spoke to him on the phone: they have already delivered it and taken the other one away.

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*cheer* It's such a relief when these domestic crises are cleared out of the way.

While we now have an excellent new oven, the old one is still rusting unattractively in the garden awaiting collection.

That reminds me. Our washing machine died last week. Dave was going to Sort It Out. I wonder whats the latest...

It wagged and sat and rolled over when the repairman came,in fact everything but play dead. It has also managed to repeat this performance after he left, continuously.

That washing machine was bought new by the Landlord in our second or third year in that house. It's had to be serviced three times that I know of since. Before that, we used to rent a machine from Radio Rentals, which had been rented for quite a while by our predecessors and then went on into our usage. We never had problems with the rented machine... Weird. Do they know when you own them?

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