11:05 – We bought a new Whirlpool washer/dryer set yesterday at Blevins, the local equivalent of Home Depot. We drove straight home, and the delivery truck showed up about half an hour later to install the new ones and haul away the old ones. The washer is HE, but top-load. I’d heard enough bad things about front-load HE washers that I wouldn’t have one on a bet. The user manual was full of warnings that we could expect a completely different experience from using our old agitator-based washer. Certainly, it makes a lot of different sounds than the old one did, and it takes two or three times longer to wash a load. That’s not an issue for us. I can run a load of laundry any time. Both the washer and dryer did the job, which is all I care about.
Colin has been a PITA the last couple of nights, walking around whining and whimpering. I finally yelled at him about 2:00 this morning. I scared him and Barbara. She thinks he hears deer or whatever outside at night. We do want him to be alert and warn us when there’s an intruder, so we need to get him to understand that deer don’t count as intruders. This morning, there were about 30 cows along the fence at the back fence. Colin stared at them. A couple of them kept an eye on him. He is, after all, a wolf. But mostly they just ignored him standing 20 or 30 meters away on the other side of the fence.