We have already repaired our water heater (thermostats from 1965 (!) went bad), repaired the back steps and put new storm windows on. Now we have our first big purchase. A new washing machine. I kind of killed the old one when I tried to wash Bungai’s bed in there and blew out the motor with lots of smoke and burned rubber smell. We should be taking delivery of the new one today and I am saddened to say that I could’ve put new rims and summer tires on my WRX for what this thing cost, but clean clothes are more important, I guess.