Please Vote For Me!

Mister Fix-it Guy Extraordinaire in the closet and in the process of putting on a new belt on my by now almost 25 year old appliance. January 6th 2008, Joel Berg of Best Way Appliance Repair came to the rescue, exactly on time as promised, with a big smile, a philosophical attitude and  free, unasked for advise about life to boot. His procedure has kept my machine running so far for another 44 months, but for how much longer, at what cost?

Please note that even back in the eighties I chose an energy efficient front loading washer and dryer. Of course these days machines use a lot less water and electricity which in itself is reason enough for replacement. I do not mind the loss of the original handle or the loss of one of the knobs on the dryer, as the occasional use is done in one setting. Neither do I mind terribly the timer's refusal to keep track automatically. What I do mind is the rattle and roll, the rumble and grumble, a machine that declares loud and clear it had about enough, is about to quit, or worse take off. The noise wrecks havoc with our (3 furry ones are to be considered) nervous systems. Forget about following the news during a spin cycle.

I also do mind the soap water leaks when filled not even full. It may be time for a replacement of this most appreciated of all equipments, my washer. (A dryer I can do without, as the sun will do just fine most often.) I do remember my mom who washed her sheets by hand in steaming copper cauldrons in the basement, probably heated with coal - laborious, hard work. I bless my good fortune of having escaped a fate of strenuous manual labor. Washers along with bikes are the best of inventions. Refrigerators come in a close third I say. While dishwashers on the other hand are a waste of precious space. What do you think?

So here is MY PLEA TO YOU: Please VOTE FOR ME here!

Joel Berg's Motto
Never let defeat cloud your mind, 
but be certain of a successful outcome.


  1. I am a troglodyte and am attempting to "vote for" but am not sure just how. Maybe this is it. Maybe this is how. Maybe not. I have one of these blog things too. You don't need to vote for it but I do it to share some stuff about astrology some of which is unique. I wish I had a washer and a refrigerator and a bed. Maybe soon.

  2. Tim, you link to the my voting site by clicking on 'here' which takes you to the PNM facebook application for voting. I hate applications, but on occasions allowed them access for a limited time, for a good cause. I sure appreciate your and anyone's willingness, thank you!