Thursday, March 19, 2009

Not Because I Wanted To ...


Yesterday I broke in our clothesline for the upcoming season. But not because I wanted to.

On Monday night I discovered a load of wet laundry in our dryer. I thought, "I can't believe I forgot to turn the dryer on." The laundry was a little stinky by then, so I took out that wet laundry, stuck the laundry from the washing machine into the dryer and re-washed the first load. I made sure I turned on the dryer before I left and went to bed ...

And it was still wet the next morning.

There I was with two loads of wet laundry, and no dryer. Thankfully yesterday was a nice day and I was able to use our clothesline, but quickly ran out of room. Luckily my MIL lives a few miles away, so I took the rest to her house.

We were going to try to repair it, but we bought it right after we were married when we bought our first home. It's almost 14 years old. And it has other problems that I've just lived with for several years.

Appliance shopping is not one of my favorites, but it's a necessity. I hope we can find one and get it here soon. Before dirty laundry takes over my house.

5 comments:

nikko said...

Good luck with the dryer shopping. I hate spending money on stuff like that, too.

In the summer I usually use a drying rack or two and put them outside, but I am really itching for an honest-to-goodness clothesline. Hmm...

hooli said...

Oh good... someone else in the world gets "stinky" laundry every once in a while. Good luck. I hope you find a good one that's affordable and durable.

Sarah and Jack said...

Agh, I had to buy a new dryer last weekend too. (Although I just bought something off craigslist. Easier and cheaper, lol.)

Helen said...

Home Depot almost always has the best price and they will take away your old dryer. I have first hand experience with this very recently. I wasn't after a mercedes just a basic dryer to get the clothes dry. Mine was 15 years old and didn't owe me anything and the new one works just fine! Ahh for wonderful electricty! Where I live hanging clothes on the line would take forever - it rains everyday here!

Kris said...

I do have a dryer, but here in Australia we all hang our washing outside most of the time. (We also produce brilliant clotheslines!) I use 'we' here very loosely, because my children are the washing hangers in our house. Nothing like clothes with a sunshine smell!