Only for a moment...
Isn't it pretty? The defect was apparent right away, when the lights for "Normal" and "Cotton/Towels" on the dial (shown at right) did not illuminate and no cycle could be selected.
At least the old washer has been hauled off.
The delivery men were outstanding and it makes me feel "good" to know that they were surprised by this unfortunate turn. "This never happens with LG," leading me to believe that it's a more common situation with other brands. LG called within minutes of the delivery van's departure and the replacement will arrive on Monday, which is better than Wednesday (which was the delivery guy's best estimate).
Breathe in, breathe out, survey the laundry basket. At least I found a stellar laundromat -- now I just have to figure out when I can get there and what is essential. Rain is in the forecast every day for the next week, at least, so I may want to wash and dry rather than bring home a wet queue.
Update: I keep forgetting to note my weight loss progress, which is slower than molasses in January but "progress" nonetheless. I have either shown a small loss or remained the same at every weigh-in and the total as of yesterday is minus 4.4. The first 10 seems real now, like it could actually happen, and I'm beginning to think "reward."
I was helping Mom pick out her first pair of spectacles yesterday (other than reading glasses, and other than the pair she had but didn't really need in grade school) when it started to rain! Luckily, DH was around and he brought in my nearly dry hanks from the clothesline. They weren't completely dry yet and (why don't I have a drying rack?) I had to get creative...