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Last year we moved to Hoopeston because my husband accepted a job with the school district here. We signed a lease on an apartment so that we could take our time looking for a house.

One of the many details that needed to be attended to was the decision about whether or not to move our older washer and dryer with us, or simply sell them and buy new machines for the new place. These decisions take their toll on me, as I tend to buy used appliances and keep them until their last gasp. After some discussion, the choice was made to sell the washer and (very old) dryer and begin forging a new relationship with a set of some of the modern world’s most fabulous inventions.

After arriving in our new hometown, we asked around about where to purchase. Having grown up in the small town of