I'm tired, so I'll be brief. (to quote Monty Python: "And they all rejoiced.")
The dryer arrived today around 10 am. Perfect. I could spend the rest of the day getting caught up on laundry.
*If I hear one more time that someone needs a pair of socks when there are 83 lone socks in a basket in my room that cannot be matched (none of which belongs to Coach or I), I will lose it. Clearly our otherwise super responsible and delightful children have a problem tracking socks. Now when push comes to shove I want them to all be forced to go find the matches in whatever ridiculous nooks and crannies where they shove them. Rant over.*
|What came first the|
dryer or the door?
Am I the only one who fails miserably at finding smart contractors?
|A dreamy day off for Coach |
with doorway reconstruction.
Long story short: we got the back off the old dryer, removed part of the door frame, banged the snot out of the protruding dryer parts . . . all while the delivery men stood and stared at us. Fairly certain we qualify as their worst delivery ever. I want a trophy. Even after we mangled it, the dryer was too big to squeeze through the door - but just barely.
The delivery guys suggested they bring the new one back to the store and I pick out a smaller dryer. I think I made all of you proud by REFUSING that option.
Coach: The old dryer was 7.5 cu feet and this one was 9.5, so hey why not just stick with 7.5?
Me: Well, the 7.5 cu feet is not fitting through the door either, so the only one that might fit would be like ITTY BITTY, apartment size. I can't make that work.
The delivery guys begged us to stop holding them hostage. We asked them to bring the new one upstairs. After they left, Coach removed the rest of the wooden door frame and the old one slid out and landed in my bedroom near the new one. It left my bedroom in a state . . .
|Sweet, my room the appliance graveyard, along with misplaced pack and plays, and baskets of dirty laundry.|
|View from my room, now crowded with two dryers, |
to the laundry room down the hall.
Coach then removed the drywall on one side of the doorframe and then he yanked off the first round of 2 x 4s that frame the door.
|I didn't know that what I really wanted for Christmas was a wider entrance to the laundry room. I know, you're all jealous.|
The dryer is working - but Coach spent approximately 9 am till 9 pm dealing with this nonsense.
|A beautiful thing. Gray dryer on the |