Rebirth to the Eighties to Get Rich - Chapter 54
Why did they buy that?
A Xuehua refrigerator and a Youyi washing machine. They both cost a lot of money. Combined, the price was probably a few hundred yuan!
Winter was approaching, so why did they have to buy a refrigerator?
Then there was also the washing machine. Couldn’t they just wash by hand? Refrigerators were only something that people from the city used.
But Ji Jianyun bought them both. Was this how he pampered his wife?
But soon, someone mentioned that the money was probably earned through Su Danhong’s embroidery. It could not have been Ji Jianyun’s money. His money was being spent on the orchards.
In any case, their refrigerator and washing machine were the first in the village. Both things were extremely rare.
Even if it wasn’t spoken out loud, the villagers were envious and jealous inside.
If they had these two things at home, wouldn’t that give them a higher reputation?
Ji Jianyun welcomed Zhen Miaohong, the driver, and another young man who unloaded the items into their home.
When Su Danhong came out, Zhen Miaohong hurried over to support her. Her bright eyes looked at Su Danhong’s belly and said, “Danhong, you are about to give birth!”
“Yes, there’s still one more month.” Su Danhong smiled.
“I see that brother-in-law cherishes you, too. I think you look good, but now that you are about to give birth, just let go of the matter about the embroidery first. We’re not in a hurry. Let’s wait for the baby to be born safely, and then you can start embroidering again. Right now you have to move around more so the birth won’t be that difficult when the time comes,” Zhen Miaohong said.
Su Danhong agreed.
She walked around the yard with Zhen Miaohong. She said with a smile, “My body right now is not convenient. If it was, I would have brought Hong Jie to walk in the orchard.”
“It’s all right. I’ll come back later,” Zhen Miao Hong responded with a smile.
She also heard Su Danhong say that her family ran an orchard, but she didn’t take it too seriously. She thought that since embroidery was so time consuming, how big could the orchard possibly be?
“It was sold in advance, and I’m going to go to the town with the college in three days. Go ask brother-in-law to come with me. We’ll go there for the first batch and find the best apartment then,” Hong Jie said.
“Okay.” Su Danhong nodded.
Hong Jie didn’t stay long and went back after almost half an hour. When she was about to go, Su Dan insisted on giving her five or six jin of eggs. Hong Jie tried to convince her to keep it to replenish her own body while Su Danhong’s response was that there was too much at home and that she should not refuse. Thus, Hong Jie accepted it and left with a smile.
On Ji Jianyun’s side, he paid the men who delivered the machines. Each brand new machine was cheaper by almost 20 yuan than other prices because Zhen Miaohong gave them the recommendation. Although the two machines cost more than 600 yuan, it was also about 40 yuan cheaper than elsewhere. In addition to that, they didn’t have to make the trip to the city to have the machines delivered to them, which saved them a day’s worth of travel expenses.
After Ji Jianyun saw them off, the villagers asked, “Oh, Jianyun, how much was the washing machine and refrigerator?”
“It was about 700 yuan. It’s from Jiangshui City,” Ji Jianyun responded with a grin.
That was with Zhen Miaohong’s connections, otherwise it would have really been almost 700 yuan. But since this was because of her connections, Ji Jianyun did not want to owe any favor.
“I had just asked for their phone number. It’s their company’s number. If you want to buy one, then I’ll give it to you and you can just call them and have it delivered,” Ji Jianyun said.
The villagers were speechless as soon as they heard the price.
About 700 yuan?
Which family or household would be willing to buy it?
Moreover, who could come up with such a large sum of money all at once?
“With so much money, why didn’t you just buy a color TV?” someone asked.
“Oh, I wanted to buy it, but there’s no helping it. The baby will be born soon and it’ll be cold soon. Diapers and everything else will require a washing machine. It’s just more convenient,” Ji Jianyun explained.
They thought the same at first. His wife would be in labor at the beginning of winter. If there was a washing machine, then it really would be very convenient.
However, some people still thought that he was being stingy for buying a washing machine and a refrigerator instead of a TV.
Mother Ji went to the field. Although she didn’t grow a large variety of things, she couldn’t waste that space. So when she knew that Su Danhong liked to eat sweet potatoes, she planted some in the field. This season’s sweet potatoes that had been hit by the frost were particularly sweet, delicious, and soft. Aside from the fact that Su Danhong liked sweet potatoes, Father Ji also liked it. However, Mother Ji herself did not.
She grew tired of eating sweet potatoes over the years, and was also a little afraid of seeing sweet potatoes.
But Su Danhong liked it, so she planted some. She also planted some soybeans, peanuts and sesame seeds. She did not plant a lot, but it was enough for the family to eat.
Father Ji had gone up the mountain, and was not around.
As soon as Mother Ji came back, she heard Hou Wazi, who had just run over after finishing school, say, “Grandmother, third uncle bought a washing machine and a refrigerator. It’s so cool! I went and touched it several times!”
He was extremely happy because he touched it a few times. The things were big, and he didn’t have any of them at home.
Upon hearing this, Mother Ji closed the door and went over with Hou Wazi. The people there couldn’t get enough of it, and didn’t leave.
“Mother, you’re here.” Su Danhong smiled.
Mother Ji saw the washing machine outside and immediately said, “Why do you buy such a thing?”
“Didn’t they buy it to use?” a villager asked.
“It’s just some clothes, that’s all. Where would you use this thing you bought?” Mother Ji frowned.
“Mother, come with me and have a look at the refrigerator.” Ji Jianyun smiled and welcomed his unhappy mother in. Mother Ji became even angrier when she saw the refrigerator. How much did it cost? Their lives have just begun, and no matter how much money their family has, they do not have enough to spend this much!
“Mother, Danhong earned the money to buy these things, so don’t be mad at Danhong,” Ji Jianyun whispered.
“I’m not mad at anyone, but why are you two buying these big things? Winter is coming, and there is no need for refrigerators and washing machines. If you are afraid of cold water in winter, you can wash things in hot water. If Danhong’s body is frail, then mother can help you wash them. There is no need to spend this money at all!” Mother Ji complained.
“If we bought it then it’s bought and we can’t return it. Also, it’s not something we will only use for one year. It can be used for many years to come. When it gets cold later, father and mother can also bring your clothes over and wash it here during the winter,” Ji Jianyun replied with a smile.
Mother Ji glanced at him.
“Mother, we are all grown ups. We can make our own decisions about these things. We know what’s appropriate,” Ji Jianyun said.
Mother Ji sighed and said, “Mother doesn’t want to interfere with this either. It’s just that the baby is about to be born and money is needed for everything. Isn’t there any leftover money?”
Ji Jianyun naturally nodded again and again. After Mother Ji expressed her thoughts, she began to look at the refrigerator and said with satisfaction, “Even though it is so expensive, it is still a good thing. Use it carefully.”
“Yeah, we know.” Ji Jianyun chuckled.
After Mother Ji came out, she grumbled to the villagers. They didn’t know how much electricity the washing machine and refrigerator needed. If the refrigerator’s electrical cost wasn’t counted since it was getting colder and didn’t need as much electricity, the washing machine needed electricity and consumed a lot of it. How much would electricity cost after using it once and in the future?!