My new laundry machine arrived by truck freight today. I took a long lunch to go meet the shipping guy, who had a lift gate and a pallet jack. He rolled it into the back yard for me so I could lock the gate. Then I went back to the office.
After work I got Mike & Wendy to help me bring the thing inside and uncrate it. Being both a washer and a dryer together in one unit, it weighs about 200 pounds. It’s a beast to move around. I went and picked up some right-angle hoses at the Depot to get it closer to the wall, and it’s now installed and working! I’m happy as a clam!
I would like to put in a tankless water heater so that I can move the washer closer to the wall and make room for a utility sink. This installation will do fine for now though.
I also spent two and a half hours scrubbing the floors by hand. That was a heck of a chore, and I didn’t even do the living room. I wanted to get all of the dust and grit off though so that I can put down a coat of Bona floor polish. That’s basically a light coating of polyurethane, so it will pretty much seal in whatever I don’t clean.