So, the washer & dryer arrived today. Early even! With two lovely guys who even managed a fix for the goof up at the store. The warehouse didn't modify the dryer outlet to be side venting. Glad we didn't pay extra for that feature! They were so nice we gave them a loaf of fresh banana bread as a thank-you.
And now, as I write (11 AM), they are thoroughly stuck in the mud outside my front door. It's been damned funny watching Mr. Fuzzy try to pull them forward enough to get on frozen ground where they'll have traction. Well, funny except for when the front tractor wheels are airborne and the truck is sliding sideways... Our awesome neighbor, Mr. Taciturn, is on his way with a bigger tractor and a different sort of brain. I'm making plans to serve lunch for four, maybe five.
Another post when it's all done.