Monday, September 17, 2007

A Plethora of Dryers

A month ago we didn't have a dryer. Now we have 3.

A while ago I mentioned how our dryer had died and I was spending my Thursday nights at the local laundromat. Someone at church said that they had a dryer. All we needed to do was get a truck and get it.

So, we eventually got a truck and went to pick the dryer up. It was an old-school one. It was actually this guy's mother's dryer from way back when. The front door was small. And you'd better believe it didn't have one of those "Energy" stickers on it!

But, hey! It's a working dryer! It's better than the one we had before.

So the McQueens used the truck to take the old dryer to the dump. While there they found another dryer. Jack decided to bring it home to see if it still worked. If you've never searched a dump you may think that to be an odd thing to do. It may be, but believe it or not, a lot of people throw away perfectly good things! When Jack told me he got the dryer I told him "You know, generally when people throw things away, there's a reason."

He didn't buy my logic.

We set both dryers up in the garage to test them before moving them into the laundry room. Guess what? Jack was right! I was wrong! The new dryer from the dump works! I don't know why it's previous owner got rid of it. Maybe they were moving out of town in a hurry and didn't have time to sell it? En tout les cas. It doesn't matter.

So now the dryer from the dump is moved into the laundry room. Someone else gave us a dryer too. I think it has to be fixed. I find this funny. Usually we get working appliances and use them until they break. In this case we skipped the middle step and went straight to having a broken appliance. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, or how much effort or money it will take to fix.

So we have three dryers. I wonder if there's a market for lint?


Anonymous said...

Call me a unrealistic, call me silly, but if I found a working dryer in the dump I would assume that it had been discarded because something nasty had be in it.

Andrew said...

I have the sudden urge to burn all of my clothes.