I am Doris in N CA. Over time, this has become the "serious" blog.
Since the suicide of my son, I have become involved in suicide awareness and, yes, that creeps into the blog on a fairly regular basis.
Strange title for a blog post, isn't it? I got a new washer and dryer a few weeks ago and even though the hook ups in our house are obviously backwards and the doors would open into each other if we hadn't had the dryer door switched (can't do it with the washer door so it's still awkward), I love them. Not only do they do a great job on the laundry (I won't bore you with details), but they play "twinkle toe" music when the cycle is done. I've never had appliances entertain me musically before. Usually, they make rude noises at me. I much prefer this.