Son #1 and his wife replaced their washing machine with a larger model and asked if we wanted their smaller one....free! Of all the conveniences that we left behind, I missed my washer the most. We did not have to think long... Of course we would take it! Thanks Dan and Tinah!!
The machine is a front-loader, and uses very little water and little soap....perfect for our new digs and septic tank! DH has a new toy.
We turned down their offer of a dryer. It is an older model. and I suspect, an energy hog. We don't miss ours. We hang our wet clothes on a wooden rack in front of the pellet stove, and they dry in a very few hours.
Another convenience that I will not replace, is my dishwasher. I am quite happy to wash our dishes by hand...and if I leave them long enough, hubby usually gets tired of not being able to use the sink, and will wash them up.
We have made many changes in our energy consumption since moving here. I drive less. I shop less. We use fewer lights, and have replaced all with very low watt bulbs.
DH has sealed leaks around windows and has covered several with clear plastic. It is toasty warm in our little cabin.
What changes have you made recently?
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