I made it safely back to Fur Central by noon today. One of the 1st things I had to deal with was a washing machine where it seemed the spin cycle was not working properly. Clothes were coming out pretty wet. Not dripping, but wetter than usual. Kitty had called a repair place and a serviceman was coming out in the afternoon. The diagnosis was that the clutch was shot and thing wasn't getting up to full speed. It also took it longer than usual to get up to its maximum speed. The repair price that was quoted was close to $400. Are you fucking kidding me?!? Why would I spend that much money to repair a 7-year old washing machine when I could go out and buy a brand new one for the same price?!? Even if I had opted for an extended warranty at, say, $50/year (which is a complete guess), it STILL would have cost me $350 over the same period of time! The washing machine that this one replaced was probably close to 30-years old when I retired it. And it still worked just fine! I sold it at a garage sale for the same price I bought it 8 years earlier. So I am a bit miffed right now. Miffed that a nearly perfectly good washer will end up in a dump because parts and labor costs are so friggin ridiculous.