Jeremy has a cousin that had a nice washer and dryer he just didn't need anymore. He offered them and I gladly took them off his hands. Nothing was wrong with our washing machine but at our family cabin the washing machine was kaput. Jeremy's aunt didn't want a front loader because it got in the way of the accordion doors. So it worked out that they replaced the cabin washer with my top loading washer up there.
It's been so nice. I used hardly any detergent compared to what I used to use, less water and it only takes me around 2 hours to wash and dry a load of laundry. No hanging and checking for dry clothes for me. I feel so spoiled!