The first Babcock peach of the year, with quite a few smaller ones coming along.
So. Friday afternoon the phone rang. It was the repairman’s company with a quote at last on that part.
I had expected they might pad the retail price showing on the Maytag site ($143) but I was staggered. They affirmed to my disbelieving ears that what they said was what they meant. They wanted two-hundred-*what*?
Wow. That and what we spent replacing the panel and lock a month or so ago and we could have paid for a whole brand new dishwasher!
Okay, so we could still have done it ourselves: but we didn’t even know for absolute sure that that was the only thing wrong with it, he hadn’t been about to tell us, and we’d thrown an awful lot of money down that hole already. Three control panels, three door locks, four or five silverware trays and two circuit boards already, and still it tried to burn down our house.
The favor he didn’t know he was doing us was shocking us into wanting to feel like we were done with this mess forever and that we were better off paying one big lump now and finally getting it over with. And so today we drove to San Jose to where there was a floor model to look at and we ordered our super-reliable 500 series recessed handle, three-level, etc etc. It was even on sale. Good timing.
In other words, that guy totally put the ki-Bosch on our ever having to deal with that Maytag again.
And our new one will be SO nice.
Happy Easter, Passover, and Spring!
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