What is “it?” Oh there were so many in one little incident.
My hubby was snoozing away this morning. Since the guard was in dreamland I decided to go do a little laundry. We had a blanket and a body pillow in the dryer and another blanket in the wash. After I took care of those I was going to get some coloreds started. Sounds simple right. And he would NEVER find out!
I turned the dryer on for just a second to let whatever wrinkles were there to fall out. Then I started the kettle because I wanted some hot chocolate. I figured I’d have the laundry swapped before it started screaming. I didn’t want to have the kettle wake up Kevin.
I got the pillow and gave it to Lauren since it was hers. I got the blanket out, folded it and stored it in the closet. I got the other blanket out of the washer and into the dryer. Everything is going as planned.
Then, I went to pull the lint trap out and the darn handle came completely off!
It was okay though. There were these little cuts in the remaining part of the top of the lint trap. There was also a long thermometer sitting next to it. I could put the end of the thermometer in the hole and pull it right out. I did and it worked like a charm.
But never count your chickens before they hatch. When I went to put the lint trap back into the dryer it must have caught onto the thermometer. The thermometer preceded the lint trap. I hit start, heard a clang, and stopped the dryer in a hurry. Then, I said a few choice words to the dryer.
By then, I could hear the water boiling in the kettle. I really didn’t want Kevin to wake up yet. I rushed over and made my hot chocolate. I took it back to my cage and settled in like I had never left.
When Kevin woke up, I told him how sorry I was for making his life difficult. He told me how much he didn’t like me.
Once he woke up and got the blood flowing, he went to see what kind of damage I had done. Sadly, the dryers injuries were terminal. RIP in dryer from my past marriage. You were good and faithful to me when others were not.
Kevin made peace with it though. Luckily, we got our taxes back on Friday. He went to Sears and found a dryer for $180. Nothing is better than rejected appliances, kind of like rejected children (like me ). And Kevin realized that if he wants me in his life he will be buying new appliances…a lot! I lived in this home with him for 2 years now and he has bought a new dishwasher, a new stove, and a couple of new coffee pots. Yep, I had something to do with all of their demises. Promise, none of it was intentional.
And I never got yelled at for getting up and doing laundry when I really shouldn’t have been.
(though now he will read this post and be reminded. Darn, me and my big mouth!)