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Joined 11 years ago from San Francisco, California




June 18, 2006.

I have been retired for three years from teaching high school English. My lifelong interest in appliances has led me to do research and to visit many showrooms. I consider the time to buy a new washer or rangetop an opportunity! I know that not everyone shares my enthusiam for appliances, but many can benefit from what I know.

Although I had prostate cancer four years ago, I am now in better physical shape than I have ever been in my life thanks to exercise and losing weight. Besides the tasks of everyday life, I spend much time with my adult children, one of whom is mentally ill.

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  • The Best Sleeper Sofa

    The Best Sleeper Sofa

    7 years ago

    I have been looking at furniture stores for decades; I like furniture. And I have slept on a few pull out sofas. One memorable night at our friends Polly and Bruce's house in Lafayette, California, was particularly...

  • Why You Do Not Want a Dog

    Why You Do Not Want a Dog

    7 years ago

    Do not read this Hub if You know me well. You have already heard me say this. You are a dog lover, and you do not want to explore changing your mind. Do read this if You are considering getting a dog. There are...

  • The KitchenAid and Fisher Paykel Two Drawer Dishwasher

    The KitchenAid and Fisher Paykel Two Drawer Dishwasher

    11 years ago

    Years ago when I first saw the Fisher Paykel DishDrawer, the two drawer dishwasher, I was interested. Was it an improvement? It certainly had a high end look: sleek, European styling with clean lines. It looked well...

  • Ironrite Mangle Ironer

    Ironrite Mangle Ironer

    4 years ago

    Until the last forty years or so, a particularly onerous household chore was ironing. First, irons were heated on stoves, then elctric irons (with no thermostats!) came along followed by the irons in the 1930s with...

  • LG Dishwasher

    LG Dishwasher

    8 years ago

    Twenty years ago, I would have never considered buying a large appliance, such as a built-in dishwasher, from a relatively new manufacturer. What about the track record? What about repairs? What if the company...