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We knew it was going to happen. The signs were all there, yet we hoped for the best. A few more months…a few more weeks even. But no, it chose last night to happen.
Do things really happen at the most inopportune time or does it just seem that way? Is this a harbinger of what is to come or just a stand alone occurrence? I guess I’ll fine our in the days to come.
It started off innocently enough. I decided to go through our storage closet and be ruthless. I took everything out, and there were four shelves packed with gizmos and things. I put everything on the floor so Kathy and I could go through them and decide keep…donate…throw. I started around 3:00. While I emptied the shelves Kathy decided to do some laundry. This way we both got things accomplished and she was able to help me with the decision making during washing, drying, and folding.
We finished around 6:00 and decided to have some dinner…the washer and dryer were still doing their thing. For some reason the clothes were taking longer to dry than normal. We have been having this problem for a while and knew we would need a new dryer soon.
It was now 9:00. There was one load in the dryer and one more awaiting its turn for some tumbling fun. The dryer beeped signaling it was finished. I told Kathy I would get the clothes out and put the last load in. I opened the dryer and reached in to get the first item. It was still wet. This was after 80 minutes of drying time.
Oh, no! A wet dryer load and still one more load of clothes to dry.What to do! We decided to put them in a basket and take them to the local laundromat. This is not a place we frequent so we had no idea if it was still open…it is not a 24 hour service. Luckily we had until 10:00 to do this. We finished with 10 minutes to spare.
So, my question is, did the dryer know that we were tired and that is why it chose the time to stop working. Somewhere in its mechanical brain was it laughing at the quandary it put us in? More frightening, to me at least, since things usually happen in threes, do I have two more dead appliances to look forward to in the near future?
I’ll give you three guesses as to what we will be shopping for today and the first two won’d count.