On Friday, I had picked up a washer/dryer set from an appliance warehouse in Freehold, NJ. No one was there to help and I was glad I could move the set myself. This had led me to think of the large Terry of yesteryear as iron and my current incarnation as aluminum. I’m now lighter, stronger, better able to dissipate heat, but brittle.

Today was the first chance I had to try the set and I am pleased with its performance. My favorite feature is either the fact that for the first time in a month I can get fresh underwear without leaving my house or the little whistle noise it makes when the cycle’s done.