I climbed a mountain

I climbed Mount Washmore yesterday and lived to tell about it. My dryer has been out of commission since a few days before Thanksgiving. The repairman figured out the solution to the problem yesterday on his third visit, and the dryer is now working again after a bad circuit board was replaced. I had worried that the final bill was going to be as much as the cost of a brand new dryer, but we were only charged for one service call, one part, and the cost of labor for installing that one part instead of paying for the multiple visits, parts, and repair attempts. It's good to know that there are still honest businesses out there who aren't trying to take advantage of the consumer.
 
Being without a dryer for more than two weeks was a real challenge. Six people go through a lot of clothes in a day, especially when two of them have basketball practice or games almost every day. We live in a deed restricted neighborhood that frowns upon the use of a clothes line, so when I was desparate to dry a load of wash I had to make a trip to use someone else's dryer. I'm so happy to have a working dryer once again, and I have seven loads of clean, dry laundry from yesterday to prove it. Sometimes I take modern household helpers for granted. I guess if I didn't have a washer and dryer I would definitely downsize our wardrobes! So much for my pioneer spirit.
 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I climbed a mountain
I climbed Mount Washmore yesterday and lived to tell about it. My dryer has been out of commission since a few days before Thanksgiving. The repairman figured out the solution to the problem yesterday on his third visit, and the dryer is now working again after a bad circuit board was replaced. I had worried that the final bill was going to be as much as the cost of a brand new dryer, but we were only charged for one service call, one part, and the cost of labor for installing that one part instead of paying for the multiple visits, parts, and repair attempts. It's good to know that there are still honest businesses out there who aren't trying to take advantage of the consumer.
 
Being without a dryer for more than two weeks was a real challenge. Six people go through a lot of clothes in a day, especially when two of them have basketball practice or games almost every day. We live in a deed restricted neighborhood that frowns upon the use of a clothes line, so when I was desparate to dry a load of wash I had to make a trip to use someone else's dryer. I'm so happy to have a working dryer once again, and I have seven loads of clean, dry laundry from yesterday to prove it. Sometimes I take modern household helpers for granted. I guess if I didn't have a washer and dryer I would definitely downsize our wardrobes! So much for my pioneer spirit.
 

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3 Comments:
Blogger Karen said...
Oh no.....that's one thing that I can't do without in the colder months. I love to hang out clothes in the summer, though. Very happy that you had an honest company to work with. This is not a great time of year for having to pay for repairs!

Blogger Faith said...
oh i'm like you! in our neighborhood we had some neighbors when we first built (1994) that wanted it to be a non clothes line area but none of us would sign the form!! I don't like people telling me what I can do with my own property!! My neighbor has one and I use hers sometimes as we DON'T have one because we have the deck in the way and the bird feeder with LOTS of bird activity. Anyways...when i first saw your title i thought maybe you had gone hiking!! :) Praise God you have the appliances back :)

Blogger Adrienne said...
I have the same kind of pioneer spirit, my friend. We are so used to our appliances. It's hard to imagine going very long without them - and there are only two of us now.
~Adrienne~

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