Oh shit, I broke the dryer . . . like nine months ago.

2 Jun

Many months ago, I washed my running shoes and then tossed them into the dryer. They clanked around in there for thirty seconds and then stopped.

Oh shit, I broke the dryer!

I’m not the type of guy who immediately grabs his tools and digs into the guts of a broken dryer to figure out the problem. I’m the type of guy who shrugs his shoulders, hangs more clotheslines, and buys more clothes pins. Sure, it’s a little extra laundry work (I hang socks for crissakes!), but I’m sure we’ve saved money by decreasing our electricity use.

Hanging laundry to dry outside has been surprisingly pleasant except when dry clothes are left to be rained on, which has happened only once in the month since I constructed this high tech “solar dryer.”

So I can’t explain what drove me to YouTube last week to diagnose our dryer. I watched half of one video before tearing into the big, white box to find a broken drum belt. I felt like an appliance repair technician. I ordered a new belt for four bucks on ebay and felt pretty good about myself. I’m like a freaking handyman or something!

On the same day, I cleaned a clogged gutter down spout, caulked a gutter leak, and replaced a missing shingle. I was so surprised at my ambition that I almost passed out while atop the ladder. I had to run inside to look in the mirror to make sure I was still me. When faced with the choice between, say,  caulking and not caulking, I’ll not caulk 99 times out of 100. 

And then on that rare time I do, I’ll most certainly hand someone the tube and say “Here, hold my caulk,” before spazzing with giggles.

Yeah, you’re lucky you’re not married to me.


5 Responses to “Oh shit, I broke the dryer . . . like nine months ago.”

  1. Redneckprincess June 4, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    I love it when stuff gets fixed all at once…even if it’s been months of broken 🙂

    • fightn4it June 4, 2013 at 5:41 am #

      The key is to just get started on that first thing…momentum!

      • Redneckprincess June 4, 2013 at 9:53 am #

        Absolutely 🙂 I have broken stuff building up as we speak, hopefully momentum kicks in soon.

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