I am grateful for the input and comments regarding my choices that I received here on my blog.
In the end because so many still use the washer and dryer at my house I thought it would be best to go with traditional top load. We still have 7 1/2 people that live at home right now. So lots of laundry cycles through.And even though I chose value (at Lowe's)... I still wanted the "new technology" with no big agitator that takes up the whole middle of the washer and I wanted the rack that sits in the dryer to steam clothes, if needed. I really liked the slick Whirlpool Cabrio machines but the price was really incredible and I don't need an LCD display or touch technology. In the end I chose the GE high efficiency washer and dryer.
They were delivered Saturday so we haven't had a lot of time to test drive them but so far so good. The washer is quiet and the gas dryer seems to dry quickly. I do really like not having the big agitator. Now we'll see how value works out and if I also get dependability! After all that is what we really want. I want to get some good years out of these 2.
Here is my daughter Whitney with her daughter, baby Allison. Whitney is such a great mom. I'm very proud of her.
Obviously she got tired of Nanny after a while. Can't blame her. It was a big day. I'm sure she was ready to change her dress and snuggle in her little bed. Me too. Being a grandmother is very rewarding. Allison is a blessing. But I must say I don't miss getting up at night for feedings. What everyone says about loving grandchildren and then giving them back to their mom and dad is so true.