Sunday, May 11, 2008

anthropomorphizing appliances

Average life expectancy for a fridge (brand name, bought brand new): 14 years
Jami's expectation of average life expectancy for a fridge: 14 years, minimum
Actual life expectancy before needing $500 worth of work: 5.5 years

Average life expectancy for a washer (brand name, bought brand new): 11 years
Jami's expectation of average life expectancy for a washer: 11 years, minimum
Actual life expectancy before needing $600 worth of work, which is more than we paid for it, so we ended up replacing it: 5.5 years.

As Josh said, 2008 has not been a very good year for major appliances in our household.

Who's next? Viking stove, don't even think about it.

7 comments:

joshmess said...

if the stove thinks it is getting in on this i'm kicking its ass.

Nanette said...

I was already amused by this post, but Josh's comment put me (and Brent) over the edge. Hi-larious!

jami said...

Sez you, with all your new appliances! :-)

I wish you long life for all three.

justJENN said...

What a nightmare. Here's to hoping nothing else breaks down.

The Nix Family said...

The funny thing is, Jami will likely still have enough ingredients "on hand" to whip up some fabulous desert ... even without the fridge. Her kitchen and creativity are pretty amazing that way.

-Denise

Leah said...

If the washer breaks again you could always join the growing "Right to Line Dry" movement. Because that's practical when you have little people.

Suzanne said...

Guess what? My extra freezer seems to have joined the ranks of the Deceased Appliances... After a surprise visit to Sears this morning, our new freezer will be delivered tomorrow. Here's hoping everything was frozen enough to make it through until tomorrow. Of course, I will have to replenish the ice cream stock -- what an excuse!