We don't have a tumble drier because quite frankly for 10 months of the year it would be totally redundant. Instead we have a portable clothes drier and a line under the car port. You have to dry in the shade out here. Drying in the sun would result in faded, board hard clothes. It's not the UK.
So, this week our 14 year old washing machine finally gave up the ghost and we bought a new one. The old one certainly didn't owe us any corn and I hope the new one goes on as long with so little trouble. We are rather excited with the new machine. Quite apart from all the modern features, it comes with an instruction manual in English and also all the buttons and controls are in English. This is just sooooo much better than the old one which was only available in Turkish. We had to translate the controls and then leave a translation for guests. Not terribly convenient.
The nice men from Vestel installed it this morning and it is currently underway with its first load. One of them carried it in strapped to his back in a harness rather reminiscent of a Sherpa climbing Everest. They delivered and installed as all part of the service with no extra charge and even took the old one away FOC. There was no sucking of teeth or veiled hints of tips for any of this. So, we gave them one anyway.
I know it's not as exciting as telling you we have installed a 60 inch curved screen tv. But on the other hand, faced with that suitcase of dirty laundry.... you might just disagree!