of modern technology.
I had forgotten how nice it was to have a washer and dryer that didn't require quarters. Or how handy it was to have a dishwasher that were not my hands.
Needless to say I have been taking full advantage while staying at my in laws of these and other joys that we had been going without for the past few years. Of course the biggest joy for my family is having cable again. Bret and I are as bad as the kids sitting and flipping through the channels. We have both realized how behind we are on some shows and how out of the loop we are on the new hits. I am not kidding when I say that I could sit in front of the TV for an entire day and not move. However, my three children have other ideas.
I like to tell myself that since we have been living in a tiny two bedroom apartment with no washer/dryer/dishwasher/extra room/cable/etc that we will appreciate it all so much more someday. It gives me chills to think that we are only talking about just over a year before we will be looking at and buying a home with all of these things and more. Truthfully I know that while at first we will lavish in these little extras eventually they will get old. Laundry is still laundry and dishes are still dishes. Even with new appliances they are still never ending chores that will become a pain eventually once again.