The initial investment in cloth diapers was daunting, but thanks to the help of several family members it was manageable. And I took comfort knowing that over time, it would be cheaper than disposable diapers.
And then the dryer broke, a year after toiling to dry cloth diapers on a mostly daily basis. It was 14 years old, though, purchased shortly after Paul and I married. So we purchased a new dryer. A month or so after that, the sump pump broke, and the basement flooded. The sump pump was only 5 years old. A shady plumber was hired who double billed us, and resulted in a complaint being filed with the Better Business Bureau and a lot of stress on my part. Finally, that was resolved. And Paul purchased a new sump pump and installed it. And I was back in business with my cloth diapers. And then. Last week? The washer stopped spinning. The motor made a noise. You know the type. A noise indicating life was expiring. And so, we purchased the washer to match our fairly new dryer. Now we have a complete set again. And now I know that cloth diapers? Well, not so cost-effective after all.
On a brighter note, I now have an energy efficient washer. And I suspect potty training is in the very, very near future.
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