The Replacement

That new dryer we got is a keeper.

Since the old dryer was choosing our best and newest articles of clothing to inflict burns upon, anything else would have been better in comparison. Hanging sweatpants from the van's antenna and booking 60 was looking like a good option in the clothes drying department. So it isn't like the new dryer had to actually prove itself to get instant approval around here.

The first day we had it, while it was sitting in the hallway waiting to replace the old one (which was a fire waiting to happen - wait, it already caught fire once), Micah sprayed the inside with vinegar. (You don't keep a spray bottle of vinegar around the house for various cleaning jobs? Huh. You probably should.) I was fully expecting the first load of laundry to smell like vinegar and made a mental note to myself to wash something that normally reeked and would make vinegar smell like an improvement. Like dog beds.

Mental note forgotten, the first load of clothes ran through that new wonder machine was some of our best clothing. It had already been drying for a while before I saw that note hanging in the corner of my mental office space, so I was a bit apprehensive when the bells alerted me that the clothes were now dried, folded, and ready to be worn. (It's a slight exaggeration.)

Upon opening the door, I found a dollar bill. No pungent vinegar smell, just money. Dude, my new dryer is paying me for my day job as a mom! That's a whole dollar more than I've ever gotten paid for any mom-job in the past 14 years. I'm swooning over an appliance at this point. My husband's position may be in jeopardy.

Micah is in love, too. He discovered the light inside the drum. (Did I not mention that? Oh, yeh. I mocked it at first, but now am a believer. A lighted drum. Oh, be still my beating heart.) Micah plays inside the dryer. With the light on. With two Woodys. He's in love.



As I was watching him play, I spotted this.



It's a quarter stuck in the door. My dryer is also paying me to babysit my kids.

*sigh* Dryer love is awesome.

And get this - the high efficiency model dries a full load in less than half the time my burn-em-at-the-stake model did. How sweet is that?

The only thing that could make this appliance any sweeter is if I had been given it as a freebie to test and rave about. Unfortunately, those kind of things don't befall me. I had to sell a horse to make the purchase. It was a good trade though. The horse was worse at drying clothes than the appliance we just replaced.

17 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I have an unhealthy amount of love for my washer and dryer. But I am okay with it. I love that I can cram a huge load of towels in there and still have them come out dry in half the time. Score on all the money! The only payment I'm getting is in rocks . . . my kids have a serious obsession with rocks.

Michelle said...

I LOVE that you're getting paid by your dryer. Too fun :) Of course, I've spurned my dryer and line dry everything now because yes, I am actually that cheap. But the vinegar thing? I actually use vinegar as a fabric softener now. It actually works really well and doesn't give me the headache the "real" ones do :) Yep, I'm that cheap, too.

Viv said...

I think I have dryer envy!

Nap Warden said...

Good Lord woman...a dryer that pays you and babysits! I want one!!!

Chelsie said...

Well I am glad you love the new dryer. A good appliance is not replaceable.

chasingalittlelion said...

AWESOME!!

We had to replace our dryer after the old one realized it liked to shoot sparks. Scary. The new one doesn't give me money, but it does tell fortunes. When it is empty of clothes I look inside the daily arrangement of magnetic letters. Yesterday it had a 1 and a T. 1 T. One T. Want? Prophetic perhaps.

Karen said...

Chasingalittlelion- that is awesome! I love the magnetic letters. I'd probably stop and open the door midway just to read yet another fortune.

Debbie Yost said...

I went to a "go green" training class once and the woman suggested using vinegar instead of fabric softener. I did for a while and it did not make the clothes smell like vinegar. But it didn't really control static cling and I think faded my clothes, so I stopped. Still, Micah was just trying to show you a new form of dryer sheet. That's one bright kid you have there!

the planet of janet said...

oh, i MUST know what dryer this is ... one that will pay me to do laundry would be *awesome*!!!!

Burgh Baby said...

I bet the horse never shot a dollar bill out of its rear. The dryer definitely wins.

utmomof 5 said...

Front loading dryers with a lighted drum that pay you are sent straight from heaven :)

Roger said...

I'm surprised that your combox isn't filled with requests on what model dryer this is. I mean it drys, babysits and pays YOU. What more could a person want?

Shellie said...

I think I love your dryer more than my high efficiency dryer! Awesome!

HalfAsstic.com said...

HAHAHAHA! But, how was the horse at washing the laundry?!

The Sports Mama said...

Well, the teenager is starting to think about getting a job. Maybe I should tell him to look into owning a dryer if it will make him money?

Flea said...

You're so cute. :) I'm still squishy hearting my new dryer after a year and a half. But it doesn't pay me to dry the clothes. :(

SunflowerMom said...

So nice when it pays to clean!