73 days without a Dryer! We did it. It wasn't pretty! What with clothes hanging to dry on every chair and bedpost, and hanger. We did splurge and take towels down to the laundry mat once a week - cause I selfishly wanted soft towels. But we did it!
I'm grateful that the possessed Washer won't be greeting me from a different spot in the laundry room anymore. It was supposed to stay here.
But more often than not it would hauntingly turn itself around to greet me when I came in the room.
So we demoted it back to the floor. Kicked it off the pedestal it was perched on. But that didn't stop it's attitude, noise or shaking.
Farewell Washer and Dead Dryer - I won't miss you.
See I found someone way better. I got lucky - or more appropriately- I was blessed.
After talking with the dryer repair man we decided to skip repairing the _aytag _eptune dryer as it would cost almost as much as buying another. But the repairman said all he works on are machines that are one to two years old. So last week on a whim, I checked out Craigslist and behold there they were. A matching almond colored umpteen year old washer dryer set were being offered for free (FREE) from a guy with no kids.
I happened to be the first responder so they said I could have them. They even kindly held onto them for another week since we couldn't come pick them up due to the whole flood thingy.
They are in excellent condition with the exception of a $30 part we need to get for the washer.
The repairman was right. The dryer dries so much better than the expensive arm-and-a-leg / hunk-of-junk that we bought only 2 years ago.
And the washer - it's a dream. It's quiet and doesn't even
rock and roll walk across the floor or sound like it's about to take off into the stratosphere. And my sweet mature new - washing machine doesn't leave the clothes smelling all musty.
So, I'm finally tackling this pile of stinkers that is as tall as I am. Our new set has probably seen more action over the past few days than it got in a half a year at it's old home. But they are working fabulously! I like this surviving. Can't wait until I survive the kitchen, roof and bathroom, too.