I decided to buy a new washing machine. It has been far from straightforward. I have integrated appliances and they can be such a nightmare. I would not recommend them. When the washing machine came it did not fit into the allotted space without certain adjustments being made. I sent the machine back to the shop because I wasn’t sure if the adjustments were feasible. Called out the plumber/electrician and he said it would be okay. Re-ordered the machine and it came yesterday. It took the plumber/electrician three hours to install. I was so wound up as it seemed to be so problematic. However, I managed to cope and it is all done and dusted and I am happy with my new machine. It took such a lot out of me. Maybe this time next year I will be able to cope with these things more easily. I do hope so. I have now done all things that needed to be done in the house so I am pleased about that.