Friday, January 25, 2013

1000

You know what's funny?  This is my 1000th post.  Ever since sometime in the 800's I've been thinking I should have some kind of wonderful post for my 1000th, but all of this wonderful, delicious, messy LIFE kept happening, and here I am, typing this out with one hand while Jimmy wiggles on my lap.  Katie puked on MJL (who has the sniffles) today and Anna helped me grocery shop and then there were baths and in two minutes I'm due upstairs to watch Poirot and fold a mountain of laundry.  Thank you all for sharing this life with me.

I'll leave you with one picture from today.  It's not a bit cute.  You know how you're supposed to clean out your dryer?  Not just the lint trap, but some other part?  Apparently you have to take screws off to get there.
  

MJL did that today.  This is 1/2 of what we removed.  After the first 6 handfuls to the trash can he stopped getting up and walking to the kitchen and started piling it up.  The dryer works great now!  For years I thought the timer was broken because the "more dry" auto stop quit working.  It looks like it was just covered up with lint.  Oops.  Thanks, God, that we didn't catch the house on fire!  

So go clean out your dryer.  Probably you all do that.  But just in case.  You might need a screwdriver.  :)  

Here's to 1000 more!  

7 comments:

In the Mix said...

Wow! 1000 and all that lint! I love your blog and all the great things you post. It makes living so far away seem not so far. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Susan said...

What?!?! You're supposed to clean out something other than the lint trap?!!? *Commence freak out for the rest of the day*

Melanie said...

Congrats on 1000! :)

I've thought before from other posts that we have the same dryer model--and our auto dryer thing won't shut off either, it just keeps running and running, so now I'll have to get my handyman to clean out our extra lint! (which surely needs done anyway.) When we acquired our dryer a couple years ago, some lint down in there did start to burn. Burnt is not a good smell on your laundry, for sure. :)

You might be supposed to clean out the lint from the tube that vents your dryer to the outdoors, too, but we have never done that, either.

Roach Momma said...

Yay for 1000! I enjoy all your posts and the bonus handy tips. Keep up the good work! :)

Gray Matters said...

Yes, I'm freaking about this other part of the dryer we have to clean. Where is it?

Melanie said...

Not sure about Betsy's, but our dryer is gas (as opposed to electric) and I thought a repairman told my husband once that the extra lint stash is because of how gas dryers are designed.

Did anyone with electric find a hidden pile of lint?

My husband was amazed at the lint I brought out from behind there--but our auto shut-off sensor still isn't working all the time, maybe I need to clean even better around there...