Well, I shouldn’t really complain at all. After all, it is a well-used dryer that my oldest son, Bill and his wife had used for years before getting a new one when they moved into their newly finished log home. And that was something like fifteen years ago. So, maybe 25 years on the same dryer? I love hanging out clothes on the clothesline, but right now, with highs in the below zero readings some days and two feet of snow under the lines, I’d rather use my dryer. We do have another LP dryer that someone, along the line, had given us, which was stored in the old mobile home. Will and our friend, Mike, wheeled it down to the front yard awhile back. Will thinks he can exchange parts and get our old faithful back to heating again.
Well, due to the seed business, we’ve been pretty busy. I came home from the Post Office the other day and Will had gone down to the basement and retrieved our wood clothes drying rack and hung all the clothes I had planned on taking into town, to the coin laundry (which I hate). Ah ha! Set in front of the wood stove or the south-facing living room windows, it only takes a couple of hours, and you have nice, dry clothes. (The last time I took clothes to the coin laundry, I put them in the dryer, put in 3 quarters each and set them to spinning and got out of there. The whole place smelled like propane, and I was afraid it’d blow up! I called the owner but just got a voice mail. When I went back in 20 minutes, the dryers were finished but when I reached in to take the clothes out, they were frozen solid! I loaded them up and back home I went, feeling happy I wasn’t a casualty on the news. They dried fine on the wood rack! And I wasn’t worried about blowing up either.
I know one of these days, Will is going to have enough time to mess with the dryers at home but until then, I can sure dry clothes in the living room. — Jackie