I'm looking to buy a $135K house, but I only have around $20K saved up, and I really want to put 20% down and still have a few grand in the bank. This is going to take me a little over a year or so to get where I want. In the meantime, I'm renting an older house. I'd really like to buy a washer and dryer, and if I were in a newer place, I don't think I'd really have much in the way of questions. As I'm in an older place (not sure when it was built, but...errr...not any time recently), I think I'm limited in terms of the connections I can use. Since I'm clueless, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures in the hopes that one of you kind folks could tell me what I need to look for when shopping or if there's anything I need to get installed/fixed/changed/whatever first. I guess the most obvious course of action would be to call my landlord and ask, but then I'd have to get up, grab the phone, and...what fun would that be? Anyway, this first shot is of the connections where the dryer goes. This all seems pretty standard, I think. This is where the washer fits in. I have no idea what I'm looking at. Under the sink, which seems to feed whatever the hell that big white thing is in the previous shot: Another problem is that there isn't one of those 3-pronged power outlets nearby, just this: I know they have adapters, but I'm a little hesitant to use one with a washer. I'd really hate to have to use a laundromat or something for the next 15 months or whatever, but I'll do it if you think I should hold off. Thanks for any help you can provide! Also, feel free to laugh at my inability to take photos and/or the condition of the house I'm in.