Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!"



(my SWEET dryer;)

this morning while katherine was getting ready for school, i put a load of clothes i washed last night in the dryer. i then made my way to the bathroom, brushed my 
teeth and hair, and washed my face. katherine let me know she was leaving. i went about doing a few more things around the house. 

as i walked past the laundry room, i thought to myself, "didn't  i start that load of clothes?" well, i had. our dryer is just so quiet, it is difficult to hear when it is running...

we have this dryer because our last one fell completely apart!
have you ever seen a dryer fall apart (i mean literally "fall apart")?
no? when it happened, 
it was a new one for me, too.

you see...

a while back, i put a load of clothes in my old dryer (which, by the way, wasn't really old). after some time passed, i went back to unload and fold the clothes inside only to find the clothes were still wet. what? i shut the door and pressed the start button, but it didn't start.

dead silence. 

when john returned from work that afternoon, i told him about the dryer. the next thing i knew, he was pulling it away from the wall. nervously, i asked him if i should call wally, our handy man. he said, no, that he was sure he could fix it.
(ohmyword, my john is NO fixer!) 

the next thing i knew he had the top opened. he turned around and looked at me. with sweat dripping from his nose, he asked me to come hold the tumbler so he could work on it.

oh, no. i obliged.

he started unscrewing the bolts holding it in place. the first couple came out fine; then, it seemed every other one fell to the bottom of the dryer:0
other things sounded like they were falling, too. 

after an eternity about 45 minutes of me holding the tumbler while john attempted to identify the problem, i looked at him and asked,
"what are we going to do now?"

looking up at me, he furrowed his brow, wiped the sweat from his nose and chin and gave me a nervous chuckle. he proceeded to tell me he didn't know...
it wasn't what he thought it was...
(whatever "it" was?)

mind you i was still holding the now boltless, much heavier tumbler.
"what about this tumbler?" i asked.

"i don't know," he said as he nervously chuckled again.

"i cannot hold this thing much longer!?"
i told him (not chuckling at all).

he said he didn't think he could get it lined back up to replace the bolts.
 (not mentioning the obvious - 1/2 of the screws were "gone" to the bottom of the appliance never to be seen again!) 

then he said, "i'm getting hungry; let's go get some supper." 

he didn't have to tell me twice!
"ok," i said as i let go of the tumbler.

"BANG!"
was basically the sound the tumbler made as it hit the bottom of the dryer. 

later at rookies over zin and maker's-and-coke, 
john told me not to worry...
he would fix the dryer.
(honestly, after my second glass of wine, 
i was really not worried at all;)
i nodded and smiled.

the next morning
(it was a saturday), i awoke and made my way to the den where john sat reading the paper. i thought i heard a noise coming from the laundry room. i asked john what it was. he grinned and said, "it's the dryer."

"no, it's not," i said to him.

"yes, it is," he continued.

"you did not fix that dryer," i stated as i opened the door to the laundry room.
there sat a brand new dryer (the "sweet" one in the photo above)


"could they tell what was wrong with the other one?" i asked him.

ohmyword...
 you should have seen his face!

"WHAT?" i asked.

"well..." he began. when the guy brought this one in this morning and hooked it up, it wouldn't run, either."
he continued. "we had a blown fuse."

BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 

poor john has yet to live that one down...
he gives gave a whole new meaning to the old adage...

"IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!!!"
love and blessings,
danixx



42 comments:

Tabitha said...

That is a fantstic story Dani!!
I had that problem with my iron not so long ago, it wouldn't work ~ so I threw it away and bought a new one ~ when the new one didn't work either ~ I realised that the wall socket wasn't working properly and there had been nothing wrong with the other iron (which had by this time gone to iron heaven!!).
love and big hugs to you XXXX

Tanya said...

Oh no!!!! Dani that is just too funny!!!! John must have really felt bad, I love how he had gone out & bought a new dryer for you without you realizing......Mister John is a big sweetie!!

hope you all have a lovely night :)

love,
Tanya xoxo

Jan said...

How funny is that? Love that he did solve the problem though. The man of the house and over the appliances. He found a way.

Thanks for the wonderful tale of the dryer. I think he is an awful sweet guy to go out and get you one pronto. Love it.

MoziEsmé said...

That's hilarious! At least he did solve the problem, though . . .

Christy said...

That story is hilarious! SERIOUSLY - too funny. I have a similar story involving my husband (also a John).

One night I went to flip on the kitchen light, but it wouldn't come on. I called for John, and he came to take a look. After inspecting everything, he declared that the light fixture went bad. So, the next morning I had to lug both kids to Lowes to pick out another light fixture. When he got home that evening, he installed the new light fixture, but it still wouldn't work. Turns out we simply had two bad light bulbs!

Weith Kick said...

Because I'm a man I like to tell people, "Don't assume I can fix things."

Shannon said...

You guys are too cute! Love this!!

dani said...

ha, tabitha!!! you know, if i didn't have john i would have paid the repair guy to come tell me that the fuse was blown because i wouldn't have known the difference.
i did go buy a new heat gun (for stripping paint) last summer because i thoght mine didn't work anymore only to find out that it was the socket... but, i hadn't gotten rid of the first one:b
love,
dani
ps speaking of irons... i was going to send you some "downy wrinkle out spray", but they wouldn't allow me to mail liquids:?

dani said...

oh, yeah:) even funnier (but true)... he called three places before he found an appliance store that would deliver saturday morning before i got out of bed!!!
tee-hee... i wasn't even angry or anything. i think he just want to be able to tell me that he "fixed" it!!!
have a great wednesday:D
love,
dani

dani said...

hey, jan;)
he is pretty sweet (most of the time, HA!!!) and he's resourceful, too:b
for what more could i ask???
love,
dani

dani said...

j, he's a master of solving problems (one way or another;)!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

christy, who would have thought... 2 bad bulbs??? tee-hee!!! we and our johns!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

wk, at least you tell it like it is!!! bless him, john totally breaks more than he fixes because in his head man=fixer of all things, HA!!! but, i will keep him so long as he doesn't try to "fix" my laptop:b
l,
db

dani said...

lol, shannon!!! we are something, alright:D it's always interesting here on the lane...
love,
dani

Robin said...

Hysterical!!!! That totally sounds like something Paul would do. Long live this new dryer!

meganxxx said...

Dani that is so funny! I am not telling my Rohan that story just yet-our microwave is tripping the safety switch atm and today he said ok microwaves dead time for a new one! On later inspection I found it to be the double adapter plugged into the switch but I have been nagging for a new microwave for ages now so.......hmmm i shall not lie just omit to tell!

Take care
Love Meganxx

Amanda said...

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall!
I think there is a moral to the story~always check the fuse 1st!
John is a real sweetheart! Full marks for effort is awarded to John :)

Tabitha said...

Oh what a shame ~ I could really do with that wrinkle out spray ~ I hate ironing ha ha !!
Never mind ~ I will just have to hop on a plane and come and get it ~ put the kettle on ~ ha ha !!!
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

juz said...

>LOL. That is so funny!!

And why is it that all around the world handymen are called Wally! LOL!!!!!

Doesn't matter what side of the equator you are on!! :)

Kendra said...

Wow that is hilarious! Gave me a good laught this morning.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my page about Maggie and in the sunflower pictures. :)
Dr. Wahle is who did Garrett's surgery. He is a great ENT. I don't really like the Logan's personally. Never been, just haven't heard good things about them. Anyway, hope you are having a fabulous week. :)

Jennifer H said...

Love the new dryer! William can fix anything...which is good and bad. Saves money...but don't get much new stuff!
Work calls him "McGyver"!

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Little Sweethearts said...

I read your post this morning, but the kids were all over me, so I couldn't comment before.

Anyway, I was almost ROTFLMAO!!!

Love,
Tania

SuzanSayz said...

That is really funny, even funnier because it was you and not me. I think we have replaced at least three small and large appliances for reasons just that silly. I'm so happy to see that it happens to other people and not just us. The last one we almost replaced was the shredder. Turns out that the outlet it was plugged into just needed to be reset. Now that one I was kind of bummed about. I really wanted to get a new shredder, a bigger,tougher one. Oh well, I'll just need to find a way to really mess that wimpy shredder up.

dani said...

lmao, robin... how about john just basically saying, "screw it; let's go out to eat!!!" and me just dropping it:b
love,
dani

dani said...

hey, megan:) omission for an upgrade??? yep, i like it!!! hahahaha!!! enjoy your new microwave:D
love,
dani

dani said...

amanda, it happened just like i told it... lmao, the only thing i left out were john's explatives:b
love,
dani

dani said...

come on over, t:) i leave a light on in the window for you!!!
l,
d

dani said...

juz, do you have a handyman named wally??? that is toooooooooo funny:b does he talk non-stop without even taking a breath??? if we weren't a day away, i'd say it might be the same "wally"!!!
tee-hee:)
love,
dani

dani said...

hey, kendra:) those photos were sooooooooo sweet!!! not that my opinion matters, but i think you made a really good choice on the ent thing... you know, i didn't even know there were any others around here. logan is all i ever hear.
love,
dani

dani said...

jenn, really it must be nice!!! i don't mind old at all so long as it works. lol, in the case of a dryer, i could think of a few things i'd have rather had with the money spent:b
i say, "3 cheers for william!!!"
lol!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

tania, i ROTLMAO pretty much everytime i think about it. i just had to share the story.
john and i are much like lucy and ricky (i love lucy)... actually maybe more like lucy and ethel!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
love,
dani

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dani said...

jam up that shredder but good, suz!!! that will get you a new one pretty quickly... ha!!!
love,
dani
ps... don't jam it with any fingers or the such though:0

rhonda said...

i just laughed out loud........that is such an awesome story and i can literally HEAR him saying that!!!!!!

dani said...

r, can you also hear the explatives i left out of the conversation???
l,
d

juz said...

Dani - not only do we have a plumber named Wally here - who acts just as you described, but when I was living in Scotland I had a mechanic/jack of all trades - NAMED WALLY!!!! LOL! :)

dani said...

juz, do you think if you've met one wally, you've met them all???
lol!!!
l,
d

Purple Teacup said...

Hysterical! Poor John.

dani said...

"poor john" is right; you should have seen his face last night when i told him i blogged about it:I
l,
d

Bren's Life said...

Now that is just to dang funny! But I just love the easy going way of " Oh Well let's go out to dinner!"
Enjoy your new dryer & try not to hold the tumbler while in motion!!!

dani said...

bren, i now know better than to hold ANY tumbler whether it be still or in motion!!! lol!!!
love,
dani