Let me introduce you to
someone something. This is the dryer we have owned for the entirety of our 8.25 years of marriage. It was a hand-me-down from an aunt & uncle -- along with its partner: "the washer" -- and both of them have suited us just fine...for the most part.
However, it has had its issues over the past several years. For starters (pardon the pun), when we moved into our current home 4 years ago, the start button broke off during the move. So for the past 4 years, I have had to use a screwdriver to start my dryer. No big deal, I could easily handle that.
Next...about 4-5 months ago, the dryer's handle broke off. So anytime I want to open the dryer door, I have to re-insert the handle and hold it just-so in order to get it open. Again, no biggie. The dryer itself works perfectly fine.
However...the latest issues (you know how things happen in three's) was much harder to ignore. You see, one night before bed, Les put a load of his work clothes into the dryer. Well, when he went to the basement in the morning to retrieve them...he discovered that the dryer had been running all. night. long. Yup, that's right -- our dryer ran for a solid 7 hours. I shudder when I think of what could've happened while we were sleeping soundly upstairs...
So with this faulty timer, we decided enough was enough. It was hard to always remember to set my microwave timer when I came upstairs from putting in a new load. And even if I did remember -- if I wasn't in the kitchen area when the timer beeped...well, let's just say that our dryer worked over-time on more than one occasion!
So on Wednesday we brought home the newest addition to our family! Ain't she pretty?!
And look -- it has a shiny new button for me to push instead of using an old screwdriver!
But both of these things are really just bonuses, since the only thing I really care about is having a dryer with a properly working timer! I'm a simple girl, really. Now I just have to wait patiently for Les to get it hooked up. I'm so excited about this new purchase that I'm almost looking forward to doing my weekend laundry tomorrow.