Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What I did on My Summer Vacation

Cinderella before the ball
Originally uploaded by PoppyBuxom
1. Did lots of laundry.

2. Became increasingly frustrated by the old dryer, which came with the house, and must be a teenager, or maybe even 22 or 23 years old, because it decided that it was only going to work when it wanted to.

3. Went to Sears. Bought new washer and dryer.

4. Waited for them to be delivered.

5. And waited.

6. Cleaned out laundry area the morning of the delivery.

The Anal-Rentetive Housekeeper
This included washing dust and lint off the accumulated detergent bottles. Because I am the Anal-Rententive Housewife.

7. Sat, dreaming my little dreamy dreams, waiting for the delivery guys.

8. And sat. Hummed "Someday My Prince Will Come" from Snow White.

9. Greeted the delivery guys with sobs of joy and a can of WD-40--the traditional welcoming gesture of my tribe.

10. Licked machines all over, but allowed husband to peel off protective plastic stuff.

11. Tenderly placed a load of white sheets into the virginally-clean tub. And then put them into the handsome new dryer, where they were whirled into its hot, strong embrace.

12. Blogged about it.


  1. Did TSMYM peel the protective plastic ocvering first?


  2. We miss you in Newtopia - come home soon!

    Fiddle deedee

  3. No, I don't know what W.C. Fields has to say about water - are you going to tell us?

  4. Joke: Yes, I allowed That Stud Muffin I Married first crack at the newness of the machines. Then I licked them.

    Fiddledeedee: OMG what is this book my son has supposedly read? Email me!

    SuburbanC: OK, this is probably apocryphal, and you have to imagine it being said in a W. C. Fields voice: "Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fuck in it."

  5. I swear to God ~ there are very few things in life better than a brand new washer and dryer! :)

  6. So, you cleaned all your detergent bottles, but did you vacuum the dryer exhaust vent? OK here's my weird anal retentive dryer tip: dryer sheets leave a residue on the lint screen. If you clean the lint screen with dish soap regularly, it will cut your drying time. I rarely use dryer sheets but I know this. Kinda sad, really.


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