Washing machines. How long do they last?
We've had ours about 9 and a bit years. To be exact, it entered our home in May 1999. We got it so that when I was pregnant with Søren, I wouldn't have to load up the laundry into big laundry bags, hop on the bus, cart myself to the laundromat, do the laundry, endure small chit chat ("Is this your first baby?""You are getting old, you shouldn't wait so long.""You should have more babies, one's not enough.""Miscarriages? No big deal. Everyone's had those.""You should, you should, you should etc etc....") with laundry lady, then ride the bus home again. Whew.......not terribly glamourous hey. But a good workout nonetheless, from both a physical and interactive point of view.
I think we are due for a new one. Makes sense. We just payed off the car.