Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, March 19, 2007

An expensive way to spend your day off

Monday's in Lent are my day off, instead of Fridays (Stations of the Cross, Good Friday).

Today we had to go to Lowes to get a new washer. The 11 year old Hotpoint washer we bought in Charleroi, PA gave out on Saturday, and this morning the repair guy opened the front to find oil all over the inside - sign of a dead transmission. To replace the transmission would cost more than what we paid for it originally.

Having gone to Lowes with a cheap $350 washer in mind, we gave in and went 'green' and got a water and energy saving front loading machine, which of course cost more. If we save the $150 a year in water/energy as they suggest, it will be worth the extra money soon.

It arrives tomorrow morning to several backed-up loads of clothes to be washed!