Anyway, my point: When we pulled out the hoses, I realized I'd been tripped up by false economy. I'd bought inexpensive hoses last year ... it's not like we fight fires with them.
Anyway, they've been nothing but a source of aggravation. They kink up, they've both sprung leaks. (Nothing like a bath while you're watering plants!) One of them leaks at the faucet, as well. Sigh.
So, out they go. I'll look for quality this time, even if it costs more.