I have hesitated in purchasing one of these for more than 4 years. I have never really missed one. However, there were a couple of times I thought about buying one in Kyiv. However, I had a balcony there and so it was so much needed.
Moving to Karaganda where winter is 5-6 months long and living in an apartment without a balcony has caused me to re-evaluate the situation. When I moved here in June, I couldn’t find one and so the decision was easy… 🙂
Then when I found a business that could get one, it was more than $1,000! Well, needless to say, I didn’t even give it a second thought.
Well, recently, I saw one in a store and went and looked at the price. I was quite shocked at how inexpensive it was. I looked at other stores and they didn’t have any at all. Then I found one store that had one at $1,000.
So, I have spent the last couple of weeks praying about it and finally felt I received an answer from the Lord. After mom died last year, I received some money that was left over after all her expenses were paid. I have been saving the money thinking that if I ever found one of these that I felt was affordable, I would buy one.
Well, today I made the purchase. I almost didn’t. The price was listed on the machine, but when they went to write up the paperwork it was 5,000 tenge more (more than $40). I asked to speak to a manager. The manager came over and agreed with me that I should be able to purchase the machine for the listed price. This is nothing short of a miracle and more confirmation.
So, they loaded the machine into my car and upon arriving home, I carried it by myself up to my second floor apartment. It wasn’t that heavy. I cleaned out the corner of my office room and placed the machine there. I have already tried the machine out and am extremely pleased.
When I pulled the first articles out of it and felt how soft they were you cannot imagine how happy I was! Every time I use this machine I will remember my mom. She always took such good care of the articles she placed in this machine and I think a little of her has rubbed off on me.
What is this machine? I bet most of you have already figured it out, but if by chance you haven’t, here is a photo of it sitting in my office…
Now, if I can just get some dryer sheets…